Originally Posted by buzzmobile
Your description of "a smaller shiny centipede of sorts" sounds like a symphylan. It is not a friend.
The fliers are most likely going to be fungus gnats or root aphids. Fungus gnats are easier to control.
A tip of the hat to Mr. Vonnegut
Hey, I couldn't get your link to open here, but I looked at trout's YT of the same critter you'd named.
What I saw here was darker, had a definite shiny aspect to a part of its body (that may or may not have been a moment of angle and reflection, but I don't think so, and was larger than the white-ish critters in your link(s).
I've been going back regularly and looking for movement.
Another shop stated that the source I got the clones from had a rep several years ago for gifting people the bonus of spider mites and more in their clones.... But when a person needs something, they need it, and so I knew to look (even before the other shop's report, based on my existing knowledge of the frequency that persons receive clones from retail outlets with 'hitch-hikers' on board).
So far there's no visible movement. Though my eyes are not what they once were, and I'm overdue for a new [pair of glasses.
I'll give the leaves and stems of all of my harem another foliar spray of Spinosad in a couple days or so, maybe less..
Perhaps do the Azamax again in another week, again at max strength of 2 TBS per gal. of H2O.
It's one thing to bring in critters on new clones. It's a whole 'nother to have the bastages infest/infect my relatively clean girls that already lived here.
Shop apologized, but I don't think anyone there hasn't heard it before, nor do I think anyone there is going to lose any sleep over it.
A friend from the bush advocated for me to go back in and demand freebies, but my [plate's pretty full right now, as it is, to go wasting energy on a dead-end road of trying to get compensation for something that this shop has reportedly been doing for a long time now.
So the little buggers will die one way or another. And into the horizon we go.
And thanks for the links, both of you.