Parasites on molt

Shamrock

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Hey guys
So while sexing the molt of my recently purchased T subcaeruleus onder the microscope, i noticed these tiny creatures walking around. I only saw 2 and she never seems agitated or stressed. Should i be worried? I wil be rehousing her as soon as she hardens up after this molt.
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boina

Lady of the mites
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Those are mites. Before you panic: they are scavenger mites. They DO NOT POSE A THREAT. They are everywhere anyway and unless you have a really bad infestation, which is still more annoying than threatening, you don't need to do anything. They are actually beneficial since they do the same job springtails do. I have no clue where this overblown fear of mites comes from, probably the TKG.
Read this http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forums/spiders-inverts/388524-guide-mites.html - this is a very good gide to mites. I would not quarantine her or do anything, I'd just ignore them.
 
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