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White Film

Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by USMCVET, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. USMCVET

    USMCVET Arachnopeon

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    I currently have my P. Irminia in a pill bottle-sized bottle that I got from vendor at local Reptile Show. It is starting to develop a white film on the inside that I have to scrape off with tweezers. Is this something that I have to be concerned with down the road? I thought it was just webbing until I scrapped at it. What could be causing this? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Spidermolt

    Spidermolt Arachnosquire Active Member

    pictures always helps but it sounds like your scraping off poop
     
  3. Spidermolt

    Spidermolt Arachnosquire Active Member

    does it look like this?

    ppoop.jpg
     
  4. As @Spidermolt said, it sounds like you are either scraping off poo or webbing. Posting pictures might help us figure out what it is.
     
  5. Hellblazer

    Hellblazer Arachnosquire Active Member

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    It could also be mold if it's overly damp or has a lot of uneaten food in it.
     
  6. USMCVET

    USMCVET Arachnopeon

    Here is a pic of it...You can see where I scraped it at the bottom near where the substrate starts and some more on the left side of bottle.
     

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  7. Spidermolt

    Spidermolt Arachnosquire Active Member

    That's webbing
     
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  8. USMCVET

    USMCVET Arachnopeon

    It can get that hard to where you have to scrap it off the sides?
     
  9. HybridReplicate

    HybridReplicate Spectrostatic Arachnosupporter

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    Spritzing with tap water? If so, may be limescale.
     
  10. I agree with @Spidermolt, that's webbing. When it dries out on a smooth surface, webbing can be pretty hard. It's made of proteins, like your hair or fingernails.