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Old 10-21-2006, 03:19 PM   #1
PoohBear03031
White mites in cricket container

I think they are dust mites, they look like dust but if you look real close they move. Should I throw away my crickets or can I still feed them to my lizards?
 
Old 10-21-2006, 08:46 PM   #2
acpart
They shouldn't be a problem for the crickets or the geckos. The only problem I find is that they multiply and multiply till the sides of the enclosure are covered with them and the whole substrate heaves with them. Before you put any more crickets in that enclosure (after you run out of the crickets you have in there) you may want to throw out all the substrate, wash the enclosure with hot water and dry it well.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 09:05 PM   #3
PoohBear03031
k, thanks.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 10:12 PM   #4
ms_ramie22
I don't know what you are using for a substrate, but I use chicken laying mash for my meal worms, and I have started to cook it in the oven before using and so far, it seems to be working on the mite problem.....
 

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