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Hatchling millies?

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Lain, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Lain

    Lain Arachnopeon

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    Howdy friends! As I was cleaning I noticed a bunch of these little white things, about the speed of a springtail and a bit bigger....I am hoping they are hatchling Scarlets or bumblebees. Since I've never had hatchlings, I'm not exactly sure what they would look like. I cold only make out 6 legs, possibly 8 Any help would be awesome! (Sorry my camera is not good on micro things..)

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  2. chanda

    chanda Arachnodemon Active Member

    Those look more like springtails to me. My ivories had baby pedelings and they look pretty much just like the adults, only smaller - and every bit as slow.
     
  3. Lain

    Lain Arachnopeon

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    Good to know about your ivories, thats helpful. Im pretty sure they are not springtails, they dont jump and no "tail". I was doubting pedeling as to how fast they move, but hopeful :)
     
  4. AvLteralice

    AvLteralice Arachnopeon Active Member

    My first guess was springtails too.
     
  5. mickiem

    mickiem Arachnoprince Active Member

    I looked closer and I do see the body parts now. So I agree, not millies! Sorry, I don’t think they look like millies anymore.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2017
  6. Patherophis

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  7. Marika

    Marika Arachnoknight Active Member

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    I agree, they look like springtails.
     
  8. Lain

    Lain Arachnopeon

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    Thanks for the link...that is them for sure!!! Thank you all for the help!! I'm sad not to have little ones, but I still got my fingers crossed that one day soon I will :)
     
  9. Aquarimax

    Aquarimax Arachnobaron Active Member

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    These look a lot like Folsomia candida, a species of springtail I raise, though I can’t be certain on the ID. The good news is, happy scarlets and bumblebees are almost certain to produce offspring eventually. Mine do all the time. You will recognize the babies easily, as they are coiled a bit like the letter ‘C’ when they are very young.