mites killing my plants!?!
two weeks ago, i bought a lot of plants at a local nursery for my new vivarium i am setting up. i noticed this week that some of the plants aren't doing so good (they are still in their original pots waiting to be planted). i took a closer look to see some tiny mite looking insects crawling on the soil. i have seen these on my bonsai trees before and they have nearly killed several of my trees. i usually break out the garden pesticide, but i can't do that to plants intended on going in my vivarium.
i have run some soapy water through the infected plants but im not entirely convinced it will work (in fact, it hasnt). i do not want to accidentally put a pest into my vivarium that will kill the plants. this is extremely frustrating since i had hoped to plant the vivarium this weekend. any suggestions?
the plants are as follows:
cyclamen hederifolium "cyclamen",
ploystichum polyblepharum "tassel fern",
athyrium "japanese painted fern"
1.1.0 Hawaiian Auratus (reticulated), 2.1.? Leucomelas, 3.2.0 Cobalt Tincs, 1.0.0 Camo Auratus, 3.0.1 Yellowback Tincs, 0.0.3 Azureus and lots of tads!