Insect and Bug ID forum: Please help identify! tiniest black bugs in sphagnum moss

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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Jul 22, 2016 7:07 PM CST
Ok, I can't find any help regarding these tiny things.


It appears they came from the sphagnum moss I purchase. BUT that moss was a block dried up, they appeared after I soaked the moss for the first time.
NOT THRIPS, these are tiny, round black insects. Not even big enough to see legs or any other details, appear round and black. That's it.
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Brenden
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jul 22, 2016 7:09 PM CST
Are you familiar with fungus gnats? They could be that.
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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Jul 22, 2016 7:24 PM CST
Not fungus gnats, not thrips, not flea beetles, not springtails.

Guaranteed 100%x 10000000000

They don't fly, or jump, just move that's all.
Brenden
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Garden Art
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plantmanager
Jul 22, 2016 7:26 PM CST
Hmmmnn. Hope someone can help you. I'm at a loss.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jul 22, 2016 8:22 PM CST
Check out oribatid mites.
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Jul 23, 2016 7:23 AM CST
sooby said:Check out oribatid mites.


Thank you scooby!
Make sense
Brenden
Name: Julie Lee
Gibson, Louisiana (Zone 9b)
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JLeeLA
Jul 26, 2016 3:56 PM CST
Moss carries mites, and chiggers
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Name: ᎢᎯᎷᏐ
Southern California (Zone 10a)
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TamiTrue
Oct 9, 2016 7:48 AM CST
Do these "things" look like the same black bugs that don't move that you had? They are on my Kopper King Hibiscus, cranberry Hibiscus and Tiger Eye Hibiscus/abutilon trees but not on my standard, exotic or tropical bushes about 10 feet away. Thanks!
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Oct 9, 2016 8:05 AM CST
Welcome! Tami. Your pest looks like a scale insect.

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