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    Bugs??

    So I came home and the sun was hitting the water in my terrarium just right and I could hundreds of these pod looking thing. The were all on top of the water just kind of walking on the water. The looked like a tiny white isopod or rollie pollie ... I am disinfecting my terrarium and have them sitting in my window sill now. I sprayed them down in my sink to see if I could get them off the leaves... What are they? They didn't look like mealybugs or aphids.

    Thank you for the help!!
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    Springtails. Look it up on Google Images and see if that is it.

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    Can you take a picture?
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    And I can't get a picture as I freaked out and cleaned everything haha They look like springtails! What can I do to make them go away?
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    They aren't bad, they just eat decay. They are used in vivariums to clean up waste. They're probably impossible to get rid of, but they need high humidity to live or they'll dry out.

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    There were also some white little worm looking things!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasethorn View Post
    There were also some white little worm looking things!
    fungus gnat larvae
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    The white worms may also be grindal worms. They're scavengers in terrariums, eating all kinds of decaying organic matter. Totally harmless unless in huge numbers.

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