I don’t know how much if any help I will be but moment I saw that creature - Flashback- I still know nothing about them-what they r or where it came from --mine was at the bottom of a very over watered soil in a (big gulp cup ) I found that nasty thing swimming with I believe a bazillion Knats/fruit flys–bad–I was doing alot wrong! I can tell you they do not like peroxide Warning get better remediation techniques as I wont have any part in killing anyones babies. I put a capful of 3% peroxide into the sludge of bugs I was growing-after a twitch or 2 -well u get it. I thank u 4 the post and subn just so I can c how I really should have dealt with them. Oh in case there was any ? yes I am M.R.Good luck n HappyGrown 2 all
Oct 1, 2011
its not a leech. im thinking its a “drain fly” or “moth fly” or more adequately named “toilet fly” larvae,
either way, member of the psychodidae family. dark gray to black in color, found near/in sinks and tubs.
chances are there was one in the plumbing, laid eggs, and the eggs migrated thru the tubing, into your hydro set up. they eat ORGANIC MATTER as larvae and pupae, so you must remove them
the trick is hot water on the roots. not boiling water, but make it hot (steamy?)
rinse the shit outa everything else tho (basin/reservoir, tubing, pumps, thermometer (if you got one in the water), water heaters, etc.
all good man, just clear them out before they eat them roots. once they become flies, they lay eggs again, then youll be dealing with hundreds/thousands of them. so deal with it asap.
they vary in color a bit, but i think you get the idea:
It looks to me like a fly or moth larvae I feel they will die within a week or so I would try to pull them off with tweazers so they dont die and fall in your res, or you open the lid one day and be swarmed by god knows what they will turn into!