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    Quote Originally Posted by Akire View Post
    My male Crested Gecko, Taji, lives in an 18x18x36 enclosure with paper towels for substrate. Today when I went to remove some poop and shed skin I noticed a bunch of tiny little bugs moving around on the paper towel. I've never had this problem before and quite honestly I freaked out a bit. I removed Taji and looked him over. I couldn't find any bugs on him. I then proceeded to take everything out, wash it all in hot water, and disinfect his tank. They are light brown in color. I thought maybe gnats, but there were not any adults flying about. He did have some crickets in his tank for a few days, perhaps they brought something with them?

    Please help me figure out what they are, thank you!



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    They're springtails, they're harmless to your gecko as most geckos will not even notice them, although it may seem pretty disgusting to have little bugs in your terrarium they're nothing to worry about as they are actually helpful with maintaining a clean habitat, a lot of the time having springtails is unavoidable as they bloom in moisture and humidity, but they're nothing to worry about!! Think of them as little cleaners

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