How to kill springtails in canna coco!

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I know springtails aren't meant to be harmful but these little f****s are eating my plants roots!

Plants effected with springtails are showing a slight deficiency and they have very little root growth compared to the other plants around them.

I've tried using athena ipm that's done nothing. I've read h2o2 can be used? I have some 12% but wouldn't know what dose to use, any suggestions please? im using athena cleanse so no need to worry about killing of microbes...
 
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What do you mean “eating your roots?” Your roots looks fine, that’s what happens when they hit the pot, they air prune. Springtails recycle old root matter and I don’t think they harm your plant. You may have a bigger issue if you think something is eating your roots. Have you looked for pests on your plants?
 
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@BurnzYzBudZz theres no roots on the 2nd photo mate lol first photo is the plant that looks great and as no springtails. I've had a magnifying glass on top of the plant no pest and I spray once a week as well as a precaution 👍🏽
 
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Another pic when I moving the coco around looking for any other root pests, hardly any roots, I can't do this to the plants with no springtails because there's too many roots
 
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@BurnzYzBudZz theres no roots on the 2nd photo mate lol first photo is the plant that looks great and as no springtails. I've had a magnifying glass on top of the plant no pest and I spray once a week as well as a precaution 👍🏽
That’s weird. Springtails are beneficial for your soil. Pointless to kill them. How’s the plant look? Not sure I can help much other than saying it’s probably not the springtails.
 
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Another pic when I moving the coco around looking for any other root pests, hardly any roots, I can't do this to the plants with no springtails because there's too many roots
If you really want to check, cut the pot to the bottom. Bet there is roots. Nah don’t cut it. The top usually doesn’t have many roots other than small feeder roots.
 
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Are they beneficial when they have a food source like fungi? My coco is sterile so not sure if this means they can only live on the roots? Plus theres thousands of them 😂

Plants look a little like magnesium deficiency, some leaves look dry and curled up (taco) like they're too hot

My room is sealed co2 at 850ppm filled with quantum boards.

It's week 4 veg.

I follow vpd every run so temps

84-85oF humidity 75%

Feeding 3.2 ec athena pro, substrate ec is fine
 
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Last photo shows the curl, 2 weeks ago I did think too hot so I dropped room temps to about 79-80oF but it made no difference still leaves was curling
 
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This plant is right at the side of the one with curling leaves and as no springtails and is growing lovely
 
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