I mean, that's why I was asking if we were looking at two different things...
I saw ants as well, by default. I've been searching entomology sites for ant like soil dwelling pests, but, without any thing concrete to share.
Maybe describing their behavior would help. Do they only come to the outside of the pot after watering and then return to the soil or?
If the same bug, the mature bug does not look like an ant, so, there's that too. I keep researching for an answer if you can keep providing us with some more nuances about them...or clearer pictures.
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