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Old 06-22-2018, 10:02 AM
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Saw this about 3in deep in the soil of my viv tonight. I scanned the rest of the tank and it seems like the only one. Any idea on an ID? I was thinking fungus gnat larvae or possibly a nematode? Sorry for the poor photo.



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You should expect to find worms in your substrate. This looks like a fly larva. Nematodes are thread-thin when they aren't too small to be seen at all.
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I'd say too large for a fungus gnat. Worms in substrate aren't really a concern unless there's a massive number of them. It's dirt, that's where worms live.
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Greetings,

You should expect to find worms in your substrate. This looks like a fly larva. Nematodes are thread-thin when they aren't too small to be seen at all.
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I'd say too large for a fungus gnat. Worms in substrate aren't really a concern unless there's a massive number of them. It's dirt, that's where worms live.
Yea I checked on it again today and it hasn't moved at all. Either its dead or my eyes deceived me and its a suspicious looking plant root. Thanks for the replies and advice!
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