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Q.White “String” like worms in my lucky bamboo water?

Zone 76006 | chelsjwebb added on April 28, 2018 | Answered


I have indoor bamboo plants that are in water. I noticed today when I added water that what seemed to be debris from the plant rised up to the top but upon closer inspection it was swimming! Like a tiny little white string about the length of half of my pinky nail. What is that? I had this same issue once before with a water lucky bamboo I kept outdoors and I cleaned the plant and all rocks several times and still when I refiled the vase with water were the same little “string like” worms swimming. I ended up tossing the plant and vase. I can’t find anything online about it since they are white I’m guessing it’s not mosquito larvae? I live in North Texas and I was hoping since this time I kept the bamboo indoors instead of outdoors I woudn’t have this problem? I can’t get a clear picture of them since it’s so small.

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Answered on April 28, 2018

The first thing that I thought was mosquito larva. I would add BT rings to the water. This bacteria is harmless to everything except for these larva. This will completely rid the plant of the issue, and be completely harmless at the same time.

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Answered on April 28, 2018

What is a BT Ring? I googled it and can't find what that is? Do you have a recommended product or brand?

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