Help identifying houseplant pest

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  1. Robin Mahaffey

    Robin Mahaffey New Member

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    I believe this is an egg of some sort. However, I am in no way a professional or even a hobbyist. I have a total of 2 plants. Anyway, can someone please tell me if I need to be concerned about these? They are all in the soil for my houseplants.
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    There's nothing in the photo to indicate scale but they appear to be slow-release fertilizer pellets. For example, Osmocote.
     
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    Maybe. They're very tiny. Smaller or about the same as a bb. When "popped" they just have clear liquid in them. No sign of a "baby" or whatever they are called. And I haven't see signs of any slugs. Even in my yard. The only thing I've ever had issue with are those damn gnats. I purposely bough "gnat control" formula soil this time. I've still seen a few, but much fewer than usual, in there. I thought they might be eggs from the gnats?
     
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