Alien bug!

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Alien bug!

Post by p2gg86 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:22 am

I saw different sizes of this alien bug. Could it be harmful? Even the case of beneficial, should the bug be removed? ImageImage

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Re: Alien bug!

Post by wodesorel » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:11 am

It looks like a springtail - these are completely harmless to hermits and people and are great to have around. They eat decaying debris and even mold!

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Re: Alien bug!

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:18 am

I’ve seen them in my Isopod tank
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Re: Alien bug!

Post by p2gg86 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:15 pm

Yay! Springtails! :banana: would too much of them can be a nuisance?

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Post by GotButterflies » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:18 pm

p2gg86 wrote:Yay! Springtails! :banana: would too much of them can be a nuisance?
Sometimes they will have a huge mass population, and then a quick die off. Either way, they don't bother the hermits. :)
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Re: Alien bug!

Post by p2gg86 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:43 am

GotButterflies wrote:
p2gg86 wrote:Yay! Springtails! :banana: would too much of them can be a nuisance?
Sometimes they will have a huge mass population, and then a quick die off. Either way, they don't bother the hermits. :)
they are really reproducing so much more now. Many different in sizes from small to big, biggest I saw is probably about 2 millimeters long with color from milky white to dark black. They are all over the places but the plastic ornaments. I even saw them crawling on my crabs. Should I be worried?

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Re: Alien bug!

Post by GotButterflies » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:29 am

No. They won’t bother them. They will eventually die off due to there not being enough food for them.


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