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  Re: [aroid-l] Amorph Blues
From: Dan Levin <levin at pixar.com> on 2004.07.04 at 09:38:40(11711)

I knew exactly what pest you'd found even before I clicked on
the link to view your image. Sadly, I find these all too often in
the rotting tubers/ corms of many aroids; Amorphophallus and
Alocasia especially. The pest you discovered is the larval or maggot
stage of (enter sinister organ music...) the ubiquitous Fungus Gnat.

Thing is- and this is important- it is my firm belief based upon
years of rotting more aroid tubers/ corms than I'd ever admit to
in a public forum, that these fungus gnat larvae are more akin
to a nasty secondary infection and are rarely if ever the primary
causal agent.

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