White bugs in my cactus soil?

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  1. SLeigh97

    SLeigh97 New Seed

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    Hi,

    I need help identifying these little bugs that are in my cactus soil. I suspect that they are springtails but i am unsure because they dont seem to jump around in the pot. The bottom of my cactus has started Browning as you can see in the video (I apologise I know it's not the best video). I'm just wondering if anybody knows what they are, if they're affecting my plant and what I could do about it?

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    I'd appreciate if anybody could help please!! Thanks a lot x
     
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    They look like mealy bugs. I'd repot the plant in a new container with fresh soil. Make sure there and none on the plant itself transplanting it.
     

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