Something in my pet water bowl!! please help identifying

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Something in my pet water bowl!! please help identifying

Postby pongpaeng » Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:08 pm

Hello guys, I saw this thing floating on the water bowl, I'm not sure what it is. At first I thought it was just a bubble but the movement is not! If somebody know about this thing please help. Is it a mite?

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Re: Something in my pet water bowl!! please help identifying

Postby splashy07 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:30 am

They are springtails. Harmless. Actually, beneficial.
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Re: Something in my pet water bowl!! please help identifying

Postby pongpaeng » Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:11 pm

splashy07 wrote:They are springtails. Harmless. Actually, beneficial.


Oh! ok, thank you very much for your help replying. I thought it was a wood mite. I'll let'em live longer a bit until I clean up the enclosure next time. Will bluey eat springtails? :shock:
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Re: Something in my pet water bowl!! please help identifying

Postby ThatOneReptileNoob » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:36 am

pongpaeng wrote:
splashy07 wrote:They are springtails. Harmless. Actually, beneficial.


Oh! ok, thank you very much for your help replying. I thought it was a wood mite. I'll let'em live longer a bit until I clean up the enclosure next time. Will bluey eat springtails? :shock:


I don’t believe so. Springtails stay so tiny it likely wouldn’t bother. If you can picture about as long as your pinky finger’s nail is wide, that’s a pretty good estimation of the longest one I’ve seen. They’re actually really interesting little bugs, I have a culture of them and while I wait to be able to put them in the enclosure they’ve become almost like low maintenance pets! :lol:
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Re: Something in my pet water bowl!! please help identifying

Postby splashy07 » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:03 am

Springtails are a fraction of a fraction of an inch. That little cluster you see in the water is probably about 5-10 of them. Your BT wouldn't even see it, never mind eat it.
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Re: Something in my pet water bowl!! please help identifying

Postby pongpaeng » Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:48 am

ThatOneReptileNoob wrote:
pongpaeng wrote:
Oh! ok, thank you very much for your help replying. I thought it was a wood mite. I'll let'em live longer a bit until I clean up the enclosure next time. Will bluey eat springtails? :shock:


I don’t believe so. Springtails stay so tiny it likely wouldn’t bother. If you can picture about as long as your pinky finger’s nail is wide, that’s a pretty good estimation of the longest one I’ve seen. They’re actually really interesting little bugs, I have a culture of them and while I wait to be able to put them in the enclosure they’ve become almost like low maintenance pets! :lol:


For me, it came out of no where but I guess it's from the leaf litter I bought from Tarantula shop, I don't do bioactive setup, that's why I want to stay away from bug as possible because I have my Bluey enclosure in my room.
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Re: Something in my pet water bowl!! please help identifying

Postby ThatOneReptileNoob » Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:25 am

pongpaeng wrote:For me, it came out of no where but I guess it's from the leaf litter I bought from Tarantula shop, I don't do bioactive setup, that's why I want to stay away from bug as possible because I have my Bluey enclosure in my room.


Yah, I believe they have a tendency to do that... :lol:
I believe they’re native to... basically everywhere, so they really could have just hopped on in on their own!

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