Need some help with identifying these. Noticed them scurrying around the top of the soil the other day. They are pretty fast and look white. Had to use a sticky trap to get a good look. So far I don’t see anything on the top or underside of the leaves.
Currently in week 7 of flower. I am hoping these are not root aphids.
Thanks in advance!
Looks like a beneficial predator mite. Predators are fast moving.
That’s one of the good guys. The bad ones have two black spots on the back.
Yea looks like a soil mite for sure. We got these a couple grows ago from a bag of high quality worm castings. We freaked out at first then did our research and left them alone.
If you type mites in the search bar and go to the second page you can see our post and a second post from another DGC with similar mites to yours. Check it out if you want and hope this helps!
Looks like Neoseiulus californicus… which is a good guy.
I’ve had these come in bagged soil before. Shocking until you identify them. They are on our side. lol 🙂
i started using roots organics original soil this run. i believe mine came from that soil as its the only thing ive changed as far as media. raised my eyebrow at first when i saw a few but then quickly realized what they were. my gnat population has dwindled the past few weeks without hitting them with nematodes. i believe the mites are taking them out.