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Is there a way to salvage my cultures? Ive tried the fridge method overnight for two days and killed a number of springtails. I can count about 20-25 red/brown mites on each lid. Do the eggs or adults float?
 

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Your best bet is to get some of that anti-mite powder or shelf paper. Otherwise you'll have to trash the culture and start over.
 

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I have some brownish mights that are living mutuallistically with my springtails. They haven't decreased my production at all. I think mites are just something that happens to mature cultures. I personally don't see them as a threat, but I am sure it depends on the species of mites. Have your cultures not been producing as well? or did you just notice mites and figure you should get rid of them???

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I just dealt with fruitfly mites and just expected the same outcome. I have had small white mites in there before, but I always heard that the red mite affected springtails. I just started to notice their numbers increasing and thought I should do something. I wont trash them yet, I just dont want a huge mite population again.
 
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