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 Little Flys In Tank...

Well a Copple nights ago I noticed little, almost fruit flys crawling on the substrate (they have wings) so what are they, do I need to be alarmed or should I change and clean every thing in the tank? Is there anyway to get rid of them...

Thanks
Brandon



04/26/06  10:08pm

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Metz
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  Message To: BlackDragonScales711   In reference to Message Id: 759952


 Little Flys In Tank...

If you do not have anything in the enclousure that is high enough for them to climb up on and get out (remember, scorpions can "stand" on their tails and grab onto things with their pinchers and pull themselves up) then you can just take off the lid and let the container dry out until the gnats are gone. Otherwise, depending on what type of llid you have (hopefully a screen top lid) just remove anything that you are using to restrict ventilation and let the container air out for a few days.
You should not need to change out the substrate unless the container is completly infested with them.
They pop up from time to time when conditions are warm and moist, hense why, in another discussion we had, I stressed the importance of good ventilation. Proper ventilation is more important than perfect humidity.



04/27/06  01:41am

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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 760349


 Little Flys In Tank...

Well thanks for you help but....I looked at one closer last night and there baby crickets! About a week ago i saw a female lay eggs so it must be them.



04/27/06  12:16pm

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  Message To: BlackDrangonScales   In reference to Message Id: 760658


 Little Flys In Tank...

Baby crickets with wings...hmmm



04/27/06  04:15pm

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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 761008


 Little Flys In Tank...

nope they just looked like they had wings but i got a closer look...



04/28/06  11:02am

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  Message To: BlackDrangonScales   In reference to Message Id: 762208


 Little Flys In Tank...

Oh good.
They will die on their own as long as you do not provie food for them. You donít want a cricket colony in with your scorpions, thatís for sure.
Youíll run into this situation from time to time with crickets laying their eggs in either the water dish or the substrate.



04/28/06  04:52pm

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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 762594


 Little Flys In Tank...

Thanks Metz



04/29/06  06:29pm


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