Re: Which CP to buy

Liane Cochran-Stafira (
Mon, 19 Jun 1995 11:19:43 -0500

Are the aphids tiny white things that move fast in the
>soil? or do they resemble the aphids that live outside. In my
>house planbts, I have tiny bugs that I noticed. If you blow on the surface
>of the soil, you can see them move. Are these aphids?


Do these little critters display a rather amazing jumping ability? If so,
it sounds like they're probably springtails - very primitive insects, and
perfectly harmless. If you look at one with a good magnifying glass (if
you can catch one) you should see a "tail" folded up under the rear portion
of the body. This structure is used for the jumping movements.

Good luck,
Liane Cochran-Stafira