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kadama
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PostSubject: Help, please quickly.   3/29/2010, 7:01 pm

I looked in the tank today to find little white buggers in there jumping around, no clue what they are but I immidtly took out mog and gil and put them in deli containters.. getting new substrate.. what did I do wrong?
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   3/29/2010, 8:40 pm

They sound like baby crickets! You may have left a female cricket in there too long and she laid eggs. I'm pretty sure that they wont harm your scorps.
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   3/29/2010, 9:32 pm

There is so freaking many though...
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   3/29/2010, 9:34 pm

Crickets lay LOTS of eggs... I guess since so many things eat them?
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   3/29/2010, 11:12 pm

I really don't want to leave mog and gil in a deli container for the night, as I have to leave for work at 1am.. I was unable to get to the pet store before it closed.. Are they gonna be alright untill tommorow in there? They each have their own.
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   3/29/2010, 11:49 pm

yeah, theyll be fine...
i had mine in containers for 2 days while i was creating their thank...

i dont know about any longer than that, being that i never kept them longer than...oh say about 36 hours in the containers...

i also kept mine in a rather warm area too...
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   3/29/2010, 11:50 pm

I was just looking at them and one seems to have like.. idk.. white stuff on his claws..
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   3/30/2010, 12:06 am

it might have just...uhh...#2'ed...lol
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   3/30/2010, 1:57 am

White stuff on the claws could be poo, and the baby crickets, known as springtails should be removed unless you have done so already.
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   3/30/2010, 3:10 am

its like a fine white powder, and no they haven't.. not untill tommorow..
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   3/30/2010, 7:47 am

Springtails are harmless and are actually good for things as they break down organic matter...like poop and cricket remains. Don't freak out. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   3/30/2010, 1:46 pm

I thought the name for babycrickets was pin heads, not spring tails? When I look up springtails they cause alot moreanxiety for me then pinheads.
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   3/30/2010, 2:55 pm

You are correct. Baby crickets are pinheads and springtails are something else entirely. Springtails WILL NOT harm your scorps. I haven't had a scorpion tank yet that hasn't gotten springtails eventually. They will just break down the mold/bacteria/ organic "stuff" that is extra in your tank and will leave your scorpion alone. They shouldn't cause you any anxiety...if that is what you have. You can change your substrate if it makes you happy, but most like, if it was springtails, you will just get them again in a few weeks. They hitch a ride in on your feeders and then multiply in the warm, moist environment.
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   3/30/2010, 3:45 pm

Oh sorry my bad, up from 5 in the morning Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   3/30/2010, 4:35 pm

That is cool Binkys. We all have that problem sometime. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   3/30/2010, 4:54 pm

Springtails are creatures that have the magicaly ability to appear in your tank without reason, really small springy white guys, they are harmless and will clean up your tank for you, eat dead crickets and stuff like that, i personally use tropical pillbugs in my tanks. Works like a charm Very Happy

If you got baby crickets in there, No reason to be on your toes these wont harm your scorpion as for adult crickets they are mostly harmless unless your scorp just had a molt. If you dont feel like changing the "bedding" of your tank, you can leave a good size waterdish in there, Crickets are so dumb they will drown them self in it Very Happy i have done that a couple of times..

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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   3/30/2010, 9:02 pm

Well, I looked up springtails and there was a diagram, they look nothing like what is, was, in my tank. I am in the middle of soaking new substrate right now. What caused me the anxiety was the numbers in the tank.

I am also going to start using water instead of that gel stuff.. Just waiting for the tank to heat up a bit before mog and gil go back home.


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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   4/14/2010, 6:45 am

I had a very similar problem, only i wasn't so lucky, i had 2 baby Emps and 1 was covered in the white stuff, my scorpion later died, i went online and was told that some food ie crickets or hoppers contain mites, so all dead food should be removed as fast as possible to stop these mites from annoying or even killing the Scorpion.
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   4/14/2010, 4:14 pm

Yep, mites are an entirely different story.
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PostSubject: Re: Help, please quickly.   4/17/2010, 7:22 pm

unless predatory then they are good...
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