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PostSubject: Are the white active mites dangerous to my scorpions?   3/8/2008, 3:48 am

They emerge following the death of a cricket. They'll surround the half-eaten cricket. Question is, are they dangerous to my scorpions cuz they emerge really really fast before I can take the dead cricket out.
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PostSubject: Re: Are the white active mites dangerous to my scorpions?   3/8/2008, 4:11 am

If they're mites that run around and are easily visible to the naked eye, then they're nothing to worry about.

If you see them congregating in huge numbers around the joints of your scorpion, not moving, with the individuals being almost too small to see, then you have something to worry about.

Since you describe these as active movers, then they sound like the good mites. Smile

If they hop, those are springtails. They're good too.

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PostSubject: Re: Are the white active mites dangerous to my scorpions?   3/8/2008, 4:17 am

I agree with Mike. The mites that move are ususally predatory mites Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Are the white active mites dangerous to my scorpions?   3/8/2008, 5:48 am

Yeah, they move around alot and they're easily visible to the naked eye so yay!
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PostSubject: Re: Are the white active mites dangerous to my scorpions?   3/8/2008, 11:46 am

Yep, those are predatory mites. Smile

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