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    Tiny white mites

    Any idea what they could be? They aren't dark at all. Really small and move pretty quickly. Could they be hitchhikers from the Sani-chips I use? I see some on the snakes, but they're almost always moving around and are not near the snakes head or eyes at all. I've been using Sani-chips for a while but just recently received a shipment that was cut open during shipping and sealed back up with duct tap. Wish I could get a picture but they're really really small.

    They are almost clear/white.

    Should also add that I'm only seeing them in the tubs with the new sani-chips.
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    Wood mites it sounds like.

    It is from the Sanichips.

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    I would have to agree with Pat on this one..
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    Re: Tiny white mites

    bake the chips in the oven at 225 for 15 min and it will kill them off.

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    Thanks, that's kind of what I thought too but was really surprised as the other 3 bags from a previous shipment appeared to have none. These are all harmless to the snakes though, right?

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    They are wood mites.....You can buy something called Reptile Relief at Reptilebasics.com....It really works killing those tiny animals...My snakes have them too...They are not bad to their health but it have too irritate them a little...

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    either they are wood mites or cardboard mites but either one is harmless to snakes .
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    My immediate thought is springtails... are they the same thing as wood mites?

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    Re: Tiny white mites

    Quote Originally Posted by TrpnBils View Post
    My immediate thought is springtails... are they the same thing as wood mites?
    Springtails are a whole different organism.

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    Hypoaspis.

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