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RE: tiny white bugs in tort substrate

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Posted by: VICtort at Sat Aug 1 01:07:07 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by VICtort ]  
   

YES! That is a good idea, freeze and/or microwave as appropriate anything you add and try not to get any unwanted introducitons. Although your tortoises may benefit from a humid hide/burrow, make sure the general set up is fairly dry...(don't keep them like box turtles). I was thinking about your query, maybe they are springtails? Look closely and find a bug site on the web, you should be able to narrow it down. I doubt if they are harming your tortoises, but maybe they are annoying if abundant enough. Getting rid of them is a big project, as they may have layed eggs in the cracks of wood, soil etc. Good luck, Vic


   

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