Mold or Mealy Bugs?

Hi Judy,

I am hoping you can tell me if the white fuzz ball clusters forming in my terrarium are mold or bug eggs? I am hoping they are bug eggs, because if it is mold I need to get rid of the terrarium due to mold allergies.

Sincerely

Jen,

Hi Jen,

It was a little hard to see exactly where the white fuzz ball clusters are. If they are on the plants and seem a little sticky or cottony, I’d bet they are Mealy BugsSee a picture, learn to identify and treat Mealy Bugs, a houseplant pest that leaves sticky,white, cottony residue on houseplants.. Dip a Qtip in alcohol and see if you can easily wipe them off. Wear a mask just in case I’m wrong & it’s mold. Take a look at Mealy BugsSee a picture, learn to identify and treat Mealy Bugs, a houseplant pest that leaves sticky,white, cottony residue on houseplants. in the Glossary Section of the website to see if they look the same.

infected-plant-roots