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Psocids/booklice in roach colony?

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by sekmet022, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. sekmet022

    sekmet022 Arachnosquire

    So somehow these tiny little 1mm skinny critters found their way into my bin. I believe they are either Psocids or booklice since they seem attracted to the cardboard egg crates rather than the roaches or the food. They dart around in short half inch bursts and are anything from pinkish to grey or dark brown in color. They dont seem to jump though, mostly just crawl really fast.

    Is there a method of getting rid of these things or separating them from the roaches themselves safely without having to scrap the entire colony? The roaches dont seem bothered by them (and none have died from stress or suffocation, but that may only be due to the infestation being fairly recent). I typically clean this particular bin every 3 weeks or so since theres around 500 small sized dubias and the frass buildup is incredibly slow.

    Am i going to have to use the flour dousing method? :x
  2. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    Don't worry about them, they're basically the drier equivalent of springtails.