Baby Isopods, Springtails, or something dangerous?

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Baby Isopods, Springtails, or something dangerous?

Post by AutumnFalls » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:27 am

So, lately I've noticed lots of itty, bitty white bugs crawling around. Now, I'm not quite sure what they are. They don't appear to be bothering my hermies, but I'd rather be safe then sorry, especially with one crab down. I have orange isopods in the tank and have seen small ones, but these are like grains of sand, more white, and I'm not sure if they're the same shape as my isopods. It's possible that some springtails came in with my isopods since they lady I bought them from also has springtails. I've looked at pictures in this forum and just can't figure it out.

Sorry that the pictures are so bad. These buggers are tiny!

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Re: Baby Isopods, Springtails, or something dangerous?

Post by wodesorel » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:19 am

The only ones to worry about are when you find them on the crabs, and no where else. My guess by the color and size is that they are springtails or baby isopods!
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Re: Baby Isopods, Springtails, or something dangerous?

Post by AutumnFalls » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:53 am

Thanks Wodesorel.

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