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Old 03-09-2016, 07:04 AM
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Could you please help me identify two kinds of bugs from my terrarium?
Videos where you can see them:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl5XKZ2K_MQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO6TzBKN68w
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Old 03-11-2016, 04:44 AM
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Video 1 - Some kind of mite.

Video 2 - Some kind of springtail, they seem like temperate whites to me (Folsomia candida).
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Video 1 - Some kind of mite.

Video 2 - Some kind of springtail, they seem like temperate whites to me (Folsomia candida).
I agree the second one is a springtail.

The first one looks more like an insect nymph (maybe a weevil?) to me. A mite would have 8 legs. The bug in question looks to me to have 6 legs and 2 antenna. (but I am not an entomologist )
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New here, been lurking as I build my first viv. The second bugs are definitely springtails. I also have the first big in my tank except mine are a little more pale. I don't see them at all until I mist and then there are tons. My tank has no herps in it yet until I figure out what to do about them.

Upon Google search, I thought they were fungus gnat predator mites. I had a few fungus gnats and I got rid of them with simple circulation, and now I'm hoping these insects die off, but they haven't started yet...
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Video 1 - Some kind of mite.

Video 2 - Some kind of springtail, they seem like temperate whites to me (Folsomia candida).
The first one is a mite.

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Video 1- Looks like a mite .
Video 2- Looks like a springtail.

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The first is a mesostigmatid mite (you can almost see the outline of a peritreme on the opisthosoma). Though I'd need to clear it out and look under the scope to key it out.
The second is what appears to be an isotomid springtail.
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