white creepy crawlies

rapunzel

Arachnodemon
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I set up two enclosures where I had siliconed bark to the sides, and I have been letting them set for a few days without any T in it, to allow the fumes to dissipate.I have the same substrate in these enclosures as is in my T tanks...nuked bed-a-beast. Today, all over the sides of one of the siliconed enclosures are dozens of little white worms.Nasty looking, thread thin, about a quarter of an inch long...I do not know what they are.I have a fruitfly colony with little white maggots(gag) but those are much fatter and shorter than these nasty little worms.
It has been so cold here, there are no "household" bugs...no bugs outside either.
ANy idea what I am hatching out?
 

sunnymarcie

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Yucky worms!

:eek:
Sounds like nematodes, I could be wrong though.
I have seen these befor, but the were in my flower
bed. My garden books say they are common in iris, lily, dahlia hyacinth and plants like those.
Did you sterilize the bark? When I get ANY type
of wood products for my pets and terrariums, I do.
I'll keep looking for an organic "safe" cure.
 

MrT

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Kim,
I dont know what the worms are. But I do know that I've never had any bugs while useing peatmoss.
I dont bake it, I use it straight out of the bag.
Just my thought, for what its worth.:)

Ernie
 
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