Lots of bugs!

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Lots of bugs!

Post by Janowsk3 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:08 pm

Can anyone help identify these and the best route to get rid of them. They exist under pretty much any object in the sand, I don't see them on anything that's exposed just under bowls, shells etc. They are really tiny but move fairly fast.

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Post by wodesorel » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:54 am

There are a few things the could be, all harmless. Can you get a photo that's clearer? It could be my phone, but they weren't coming into focus in the video so I'm having trouble determining exact details to pin it down.
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Post by purplepincher » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:05 pm

i have those too, they are just springtails. they are harmless.
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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:28 pm

Not sure what they are, but I had them around the food dishes when I first started crabbing a few years back. I got rid of them by changing all of my substrate and soaking all of their bowls/toys/shells in boiling water. I did this a couple of times within 6 months. I don't change their substrate anymore, but I still soak all of their stuff every 3 months or so in boiling water. I've never had a bug problem since. I know they may be harmless, but the little things give me the heebie jeebies lol.

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