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Re: soil bugs & anole lunch

-----Original Message-----
From: Lester Kallus <lkallus@earthlink.net>
To: ju-bo@msn.com <ju-bo@msn.com>
Date: Thursday, October 28, 1999 4:52 PM
Subject: soil bugs & anole lunch

I think these may be algae gnats, fly real slow, breed in the algae/soil,
acn be a pest.   Don`t think they will be enough for any self-respecting
Anole, not enough in them.


>I looked in a couple Alocasia pots in my greenhouse today and saw some
little soil bugs - approximately 1-2 mm in size at max.  They appeared to
have some wing like structures on their back (it's tough to tell when
they're that small) but didn't buzz around much higher than a few mm. above
the soil level.  I can't tell if they were flying or jumping.   I didn't see
any on the plants themselves, only on the soil.

I assume, therefore, that these are some benign soil bugs living off the
organic material in the soil and that they're not harming the plants.

So here's the question:  would these be enough to sustain an anole or two?
I had hoped to keep an anole or some other small lizard in my greenhouse but
am not eager to introduce bugs or to feed them directly.

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