Springtails harmful to jumping spiders?

Deroplatys

Arachnodemon
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Just noticed some globular spring tails and a mite feeding on a recently ate cricket in my P.regius enclosure, their not harmful to her are they?
I completely redone her enclosure to get rid f fungus gnats eating the soil, but even after the cleaning and a fine mesh over the top their still some in and now these things :(
I dont want to keep disturbing her as i think she might be moulting soon :(
 

revilo

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hi,

the mite isn't a good thing most times - observe if there are more and if your spider is free of them.

but the springtails are kind of "healthpolice" in your terrarium ! they are the good ones...;)

regards, oli
 

revilo

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p.s.: GLOBULAR springtails ? are you sure that's what it is ? not mites too ?

cheers, oli
 

ZergFront

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Actually, their are globe shaped springtails but they aren't flat. Just very bulbous.

The springtails won't hurt the jumper. I tried feeding jumper spiderlings with them but they were more of a nuissance for the spiders. They would strike and kill them just so they won't wiggle around their shelter.
 
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