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This is a discussion on White Bug Infestation! within the Tiger Salamander & Axolotl (Ambystoma tigrinum, A. mavortium spp, etc.) forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; I opened the lid on Pips tank today and noticed small white bugs EVERYWHERE. I believe they are springtails but ...

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I opened the lid on Pips tank today and noticed small white bugs EVERYWHERE. I believe they are springtails but I am not sure. They were crawling all over him too and I cant tell if he was bothered but it really bothered me. He also hasn't been burrowing which might be due to the bugs but again Im speculating. Has anyone had experience with this and are they harmful? If they are, should I just completely change the soil or...? Please Help!



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If they were jumping, then they were springtails. Otherwise mites. They won't hurt him but I'd change the soil, who wants things crawling on them all day? Change the soil, and stop worrying. :)



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