Help, found bug and root looks strange

Hello all! I found a bug in my GROBO and I am slightly panicking.
I have not seen this bug around anywhere else in my house and not sure what it even is. I do have plants but not around the GROBO and I have 4 cats, not sure if this is relevant :confused:
Also the root is popping out slightly from the top of the coco pod, is this normal?

I’ll attach a picture

thank you!

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Hey @Zahraa_Msa! Congrats on the germination! We have signs of life! What we see there I think is the stem bent over. Soon we should see one end emerge with an oval shaped set of leaves.

As far as the bug, I think most of us experience some amount of pests in the unit. I think it’s the light and maybe the cocopod that attracts them. I ended up using some fly sticky paper which I attached to the interior walls using magnets. It caught several little bugs so you may want to give it a try.

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Congrats on signs of life!

keeping the top of your cocopod dry will help get rid of those gnat looking bugs I think.
I hope it wasnt any eggs inside the cocopod prior to shipping it to you.
I have seen strange crickets in hardware I purchased from Israel before it can be quite scary and makes me think about how invasive species in Hawaii and Australia spread.

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Congrats on your new growth!!

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Congrats on the sprout. Here’s some helpful info regarding bugs and general information. This site is really informative i.e. stages of the cycles, defoliation techniques, diagnose any issues…

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@Zahraa_Msa,

  • (#TeamHasGotYouCovered): :green_thumb:

  • (What You Have There I Hope it’s A Nice Sprout, Although It Does Look Uncolorful): :woozy_face:

  • (If She Wants To Live She Will Rebound This Visual Appearance): :innocent:

  • https://www.allgrowers.com/search?q=pests%20

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  • ((#ItIsAlive)): :innocent: (Congratulations): (:handshake:)

  • (That’s What I’m Talking About): :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

  • (WelcomeToTheWorldLittleOne): :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

  • ((#IWillWatchYouGrow)): :herb::seedling:(:eyes:)

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Patience, and sticky paper is good usually yellow is best but blue works too.

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@Zahraa_Msa How is the plant doing? Can you post an updated pic?

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hey there!

she seems to be doing well and has grown quite a bit

The temperature inside the GROBO is 27 degrees and the rh is around 40%

I’ll attach some pictures below

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The plant is looking great! Keep up the good work!

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