Little white bugs!

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DoctorCosmonaut

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I have little tiny white bug-mite things on my substrate... What are they? Do they pose a problem for my torts?
 
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Maggie Cummings

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they are either springtails or mites and neither will hurt the tortoises. They come from your wet substrate. They are a pain in the arse for the keeper but the torts don't notice them. When I finally am tired of looking at them I pour boiling hot water over the substrate, but it's really hard to get rid of them. Was that your mother complaining to the produce people at Richey's about me getting all the trimmings?:D
 

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Hey jordan, ive read alot of people having problems with these lil bugs. i personally have never dealt with them, but ive read that they cause no harm to our torts.
maggie:haha, i would complain if i were jordan's mom too!
"why you takin' all the gooods, huh?!"
You really have it good there, dontcha?
 

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Well I'm glad they aren't harmful, that was my major concern.. Now to findout what eats them... and what eats what eats them.. ;) jk

Haha not my mom
 

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dreadyA said:
maggie:haha, i would complain if i were jordan's mom too!
"why you takin' all the gooods, huh?!"
You really have it good there, dontcha?

Yes, but if the trimmings are for Bob...?;)
 
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