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Old 01-27-2020, 01:13 AM
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Just saw these dudes on a monkey pod in my tank. Is this a problem? I plan on introducing some P. terribilis in a few weeks...
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Old 01-27-2020, 03:40 AM
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Mites are usually harmless member of the microfauna in your tank, as they are here.
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Old 01-27-2020, 03:54 AM
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I'll bet the mite population will be annihilated a week after you add the frogs. Mine love mites.
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Ahh that's great to hear. Thanks for the confidence 🙂
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Old 01-27-2020, 06:28 AM
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I'll bet the mite population will be annihilated a week after you add the frogs. Mine love mites.
Seconded. Your mites will be an excellent additional limited food source for your frogs.

They are a common sight within organically rich soil systems, helping to break down decaying matter. You can increase their numbers by adding in a food source (veg scrap etc) before your frogs arrive if you wanted to try & increase their numbers. I add them intentionally to any new terrarium.
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Old 01-28-2020, 11:39 AM
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They look like wood mites. I had them in my viv when I first set it up. They are gone now, I think the spring tails I put in out competed them. Every where I read described them as harmless.
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