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Worm problem

This is a discussion on Worm problem within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Over the weekend I did some gardening. When I lifted up a couple different rocks ...

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    Over the weekend I did some gardening. When I lifted up a couple different rocks I found a small infestation of these teeny tiny wormy things. I've never seen them before. I can't post a picture right now. The best I could describe them would be they are smaller than the size of a raw grain of rice. More white in color. And when the curl up & uncurl they actually jump. Looks like popping popcorn. I am not sure if they are worms or larvae. I haven't come up with anything yet searching online. I can't imagine a fly would've been able to squeeze under the rocks & lay some eggs. But I did make the mistake of putting down cocoa mulch first & laying rocks on top, not realizing the mold issue I'd have (mentioned in another thread) & don't know if that has contributed to these Anyone have any ideas? These things are disgusting and I don't know if they are going to harm the garden.

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    are they thread-like? Baby earthworms are white and thread-like...not sure about the springing movement though

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    Nope, looked up baby worms and they aren't a match. Thanks tho

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    Weird. I wonder what they are? hmm?

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    They could be some form of grub. There are several beetles and other insects that have larval forms similar to what you have described.

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    I will look look those up also. I'm sure my garden is full of them since I have a ton of rocks. If I can get a picture without them springing at the camera I'll post it. They are soo small and probably don't look specific enough to be able to pinpoint what exactly they are. But I'd really like to know what all is taking up home in my flowers

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