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Help. Tiny white bugs on my skink.

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 3:24 am
by OlitheHalmahera
My skink has tiny white bugs on him can anyone tell if they are mites?
I have white tropical isopods and springtails in the enclosure so maybe it is just those?

Re: Help. Tiny white bugs on my skink.

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 4:16 am
by splashy07
They are definitely not isopods, appear to be springtails. Reptile mites are not white.

Re: Help. Tiny white bugs on my skink.

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 5:50 am
by OlitheHalmahera
Thanks :D. Do you know if there are other bugs that mites to watch out for that hurts skinks? Just so I can exclude those.

Re: Help. Tiny white bugs on my skink.

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 10:36 pm
by donkeybuff
You'll generally see either mites or ticks biting reptiles, although your skink will probably not come into contact with ticks in captivity. Mites are what you really need to look out for.

I agree that those white bugs appear to be springtails. They are harmless :)