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    I'm scared if that is a mite. It was like a catapillar size. Also have a bunch of small black beetle looking things. They've got shells and wings and can fly.

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    Hmm, well then that doesn't sound like mites now.
    I really don't know what they could be.
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    Blaberus discoidalis
    It's a popcorn season!

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    The fuzzy caterpillars and beetles are most likely Dermisid beetle larvae and adults. Also called museum beetles (used to strip skeletons).

    Get these OUT OF YOUR HOUSE ASAP! Particularly if there are already beetles present.
    They will infest and eat anything with significant amounts of organic material. It doesn't matter what it is... Your wife/mom/girlfriend's favorite cashmere sweater, wool socks, leather jacket, dogfood it doesn't matter, they eat it all.

    They've obviously been feasting on the roach carcasses and shed shells...

    It's not uncommon to find a few larvae of these in shipments of crickets. As larvae, they are easy to eliminate. Once the beetles escape, that's when you'll have problems.

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    Paul E. Turley

    I agree the roaches look like B. discoides

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    Quote Originally Posted by pturley View Post
    The fuzzy caterpillars and beetles are most likely Dermisid beetle larvae and adults. Also called museum beetles (used to strip skeletons).

    Get these OUT OF YOUR HOUSE ASAP! Particularly if there are already beetles present.
    They will infest and eat anything with significant amounts of organic material. It doesn't matter what it is... Your wife/mom/girlfriend's favorite cashmere sweater, wool socks, leather jacket, dogfood it doesn't matter, they eat it all.

    They've obviously been feasting on the roach carcasses and shed shells...

    It's not uncommon to find a few larvae of these in shipments of crickets. As larvae, they are easy to eliminate. Once the beetles escape, that's when you'll have problems.

    Sincerely,
    Paul E. Turley

    I agree the roaches look like B. discoides
    Did the OP buy his roaches from a taxidermist or a serial killer?
    It's a popcorn season!

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