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    If you're a vivarium builder you go out of your way to get springtails to colonize. They're excellent janitors.

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    I just don't know and I don't want anything to spread to my leopard gecko haha. Can any plant parasite/bug/mite spread to a reptile?
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    I guess what I am saying is there a type of mite that is an omnivore??
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    The things you're worried about are specialists. Springtails eat fungus,etc, and plant pests eat plants. You won't have any problem with soil and plant bugs trying to suck your reptiles blood. Just ain't gunna' happen. If you got another reptile or used reptile equiptment from another reptile owner, then you should be worried as they might be carrying the types of bugs you don't want for your reptile.

    Also, one shouldn't automatically assume any bug you see is bad. As mentioned, they can perform some very important functions
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    I am just use to bad bugs
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    If the little white worms are indeed grindal worms you can culture them and sell them to fish breeders. they make excellent food for small fish that only eat live food or fish fry.

    I have springtails, too. They're actually really helpful, so I would keep them around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasethorn View Post
    I am just use to bad bugs
    Completely understandable One obviously does need to be carefull about bugs.
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