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    Little brown bugs in sphagum moss

    I was checking on my ball pythons this morning and i noticed a little light brown bug crawling on my bumblebee. It wasnít a mite and it was really fast. I got him off my snake and I didnít notice anymore but when I get home today Iím tearing down the tank and staring over. I had the bag of moss in the freezer for 3 or 4 days before using it. Has anyone else ever seen these little bugs? I thinking it might be a spider mite but Iím not sure. Iím fixing to read up on spider mites to see if thatís what I saw. Thanks.

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    Re: Little brown bugs in sphagum moss

    I get all sorts of little critters in my bioactive setups from different organic medias I buy online/@greenhouses. None of the ones I have gotten so far (thankfully) have been parasitic to reptiles/amphibs.
    *.* TNTC

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    Re: Little brown bugs in sphagum moss

    Iím hoping itís nothing bad. It was crawling around his head and was kinda difficult to catch but I got him. It was a lot faster than a mite but I did get a bad feeling in my belly when I first saw it. I just put in two new handfuls of the moss in there day before yesterday and thatís the first Iíve noticed anything.

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