a close-up of my garden showing springtails below
wikipedia says they are the largest of modern hexapods that are not considered insects because they have internal mouthparts they are called springtails because they have an spring loaded appendage folded underneath them for jumping when threatened. that is the long part shown extended in the picture below.
but waah in my garden as i watch them watch me, nah not for long. in all honesty, it is a recurring problem and i sort of have an organic way of dealing with this. every time i harvest or start new plants in the garden, i feed the springtails to the fish. i do this by requesting my v2 smart controller to enter into a bug control mode where the bugs are flooded and turned into lunch. so i really don’t get rid of the problem but made it a part of my garden cycle