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I just investigated a pot of seeds I had sown - no sign of them, and found tiny 1/2cm long white wriggly worm-like things in the compost. Any idea what they are and would they have eaten the seeds? It was a new bag of seed compost.


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,271

    Hello Grajean. If they have a dark head - tiny as they are, they could be the larvae of sciarid flies (fungus gnats). These can damage seedlings. The adult flies - tiny black things - are harmless but can be a complete nuisance just flying about.

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