Re: soil bugs & anole lunch
From: Lester Kallus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.