Mites?

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Mites?

Post by piratetoothgir » Sat May 26, 2018 6:29 am

I was observing my crabs, and I saw this on one of my crabs.
He didn’t have it earlier, and I noticed it after he had retracted into his shell.
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It doesn’t move, and it’s super tiny.
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Re: Mites?

Post by JoeHermits » Sat May 26, 2018 1:11 pm

It’s the white dot on the left eyestalk, correct?

Have you added anything new recently? I don’t think that’s a hermit crab mite, since those normally need a hermie to travel in on.

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Re: Mites?

Post by soilentgringa » Sat May 26, 2018 1:56 pm

Looks like a random food mite.

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Re: Mites?

Post by piratetoothgir » Sat May 26, 2018 2:11 pm

Well, whatever it was, it's gone now.
I do have baby isopods that JUST hatched, is that what it is?
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