Weird small insect

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Weird small insect

Postby Samclothier » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:39 am

Hi there I have just recently finished a mite problem but for the past few days I have noticed that there are these strange insects crawling on the wall of my bts’s viv. They are a different shape to the mites I had and from all of the time that they have been in the viv I haven’t found any on the skink after a few close examinations of him any ideas of what they are ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Weird small insect

Postby splashy07 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:52 am

Would have to see one, there are many tiny insects that can live in the substrate and be harmless to your animal, but being you just had a mite problem I'd take everything out, wash and disinfect it and start all over again. Substrates like coco husk, eco earth and Repti-bark sometimes contain tiny organisms that can actually help clean up your tank if you have reptiles or amphibians that can live in a bioactive vivarium. I have such a thing (not for blueys) and haven't had to clean it in years. Would it be possible to get a picture of your little insect?
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Re: Weird small insect

Postby Samclothier » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:16 am

Here’s as close as I can get to a proper picture of one

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