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 #1819881


Griz747
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 Tiny white bugs

i was moving some things around in my leopard geckos tank today and in doing so some the sand was being moved around and then i started noticing tiny white bugs everywhere. they are barely visible, but they are everywhere in his tank. what are they and what should i do??



08/04/08  09:42pm

 #1821218


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  Message To: Griz747   In reference to Message Id: 1819881


 Tiny white bugs

Do you have any wood in the cage, like decorations? If so, you may have wood mites. Even if you don’t, it still sounds like some kind of mite to me. I would wipe your little guy down with a damp cloth to make sure there are none on him, and then give that enclosure an overhaul cleaning. If you do have a wooden decoration or something, I would bake it to get rid of anything else living in it. Just put it in the oven at 250 degrees F for about 30 min, and then let it cool off before putting it back into the enclosure.


-tpau15



08/05/08  11:31pm

 #1821876


Griz747
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  Message To: Tpau15   In reference to Message Id: 1821218


 Tiny white bugs

I do have 2 wooden decorations, but these little bugs are not on the wood or the gecko, they only come around when the sand is roughed up.



08/06/08  04:00pm

 #1924668


Sammy and november!
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  Message To: Griz747   In reference to Message Id: 1821876


 Tiny white bugs

i found them in my leos and WD bark!
i dont know what they are but i boiled all the bark and baked it and cleaned the tank and they still came back! dont know what to do!



01/01/09  09:04pm

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87rx7chick
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  Message To: Sammy and november!   In reference to Message Id: 1924668


 Tiny white bugs

they are called spring bugs or something like that. they eat decomposing material and actualy may help you keep your enclosure clean by eating the poop in there, but its not the best idea to let a large quanity of them stay alive, if there arnt many its ok. if they are infesting try changing brands of substrate, try those kinds that are like hard bricks then you soak it in water and it expands 4 times its size!



03/13/09  08:44pm

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Mac11
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  Message To: Tpau15   In reference to Message Id: 1821218


 Tiny white bugs

HELLLPPPPP MY CORN SNAKE HAS A PROBLEM WITH TINY BLACK THINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



06/13/11  01:58pm


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