Teeny Tiny Black mites

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Teeny Tiny Black mites

Post by medlongSC » Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:23 pm

They are smaller than strawberry seed hairs, about 1/3 of the size. Minutes after putting fresh salt water out they jumped in the dish. They are jumping and swimming about! I would post an image, but I'm not sure how. I have never had this before. I purchased all 4 of my crabs in July. Day timeTemp 85-86 Night time temp 81 humidity 80-84
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Re: Teeny Tiny Black mites

Post by isadoraisacat » Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:26 pm

If you can figure out how to get a photo some of the experience crabbers can help you out there is a guide to bugs in the tank in the care sheet might be helpful

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Re: Teeny Tiny Black mites

Post by soilentgringa » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:41 pm

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... hp?t=92537

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