Mites!

John unique

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I keep finding this little brown mites in my tarantulas' enclosures. They're extremely tiny, almost invisible to naked eye. But I often see them grouped together floating in water dishes. I can usually see more in the substrate if I look closely. What should I do? Are they harmful? Screenshot_20201201-022223_Gallery.jpg
 

viper69

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The brown ones are dead. White alive- not harmful, but in large numbers they do irritate Ts when they try to walk on them.

They are attracted to T poop and water.
 

Arachnoenthusiast

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What kind if t do you have? If its able to handle being dry then just let the substrate dry for a while. Should kill off a good chunk of the mites. Along with cleaning any poop and feeders out.
 

John unique

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What kind if t do you have? If its able to handle being dry then just let the substrate dry for a while. Should kill off a good chunk of the mites. Along with cleaning any poop and feeders out.
I have all kinds but most recently I've seen them in my chilobrachys huahini's and my theraphosa stirmi's enclosures. The picture I posted is in my chilobrachys water dish.
 
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