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    Default Strange worm like things appeared in Rimbaud's tank

    These little worm like things appeared in the little puddles of water in her tank and I'm worried. Should I take her to the vet?Name:  uploadfromtaptalk1446029495273.jpg
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    It's really blurry but from what I can see and the way they water walk these look like springtails. I actually culture and add these too my planted tanks to keep fungus balanced out. The fungus eats the decaying organic matter and then the springtails eat the fungus. Completely harmless so no need to worry. If they gross you out and you aren't doing live plants just clean out your enclosure and replace substrate. If you are doing live plants, I would leave them be.

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    I agree with Mohkia -- from what I see, they are springtails.
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    Is it possible for springtails to just appear, without having added them to the environment? I'm asking because I took out the water bowl in my GTP tank because I noticed bugs in it. Of course, I hastily disposed of it and didn't look closely enough to determine what type of bugs they were.
    I added springtails to some of my gecko tanks and they're next to the snake tank. So, could they have made their way from one tank to another?
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    I don't know, I suspect if you're using natural substrate like I am it could possibly hitch a ride on it... (I'm currently suspecting the sphagnum moss)

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    They also may be present in the soil in house plants and could have come to your cage from there.
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