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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:44 pm 
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So with my failed attempt at a dart frog viv i just took the frogs and decor out and figured it'd make a nice jungle nymph enclosure.
But lately i've noticed its festering with these white worms pictured here.
Im going to do my best to clean it but i imagine they arent so easy to get rid of, but have they likely caused any damage to eggs already or the stick insects themselves?

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Reading up, they might predate eggs? I have just put a springtail culture I'm the freezer, as also has these worms in. Not prepared to run the risk of adding them to tanks, just in case. Apart from which, there's millions of springtails in my tanks, so no issues with cultures.
Maybe turf the whole viv out, go through the sub for eggs and give these a good wash off, then blitz the empty viv with isopropanol alcohol, rinse and dry before refurbishing it?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:15 pm 
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Well dug it all up today and collected a bunch of eggs which seemed to be untouched, decided to leave most of it in there as the soil was alive with tropical springtails and woodlice which were probably keeping mould levels way down.

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That they certainly do! When I moved my millis into their new tank, I used a load of new sub, but put all the old in there too, as teeming with springtails and tropical woodlice. Got a flash of mycillium through the sub......gone 2 days later.


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