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Spider mite help!

Discussion in 'Help *General*' started by SebastiansExotics, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. SebastiansExotics

    SebastiansExotics Elite Member

    I have zoo med frog moss in my pacman frogs tank... I put it in about a week ago and the moss turned yellow within a couple days. I always see this webby looking stuff in some areas. it is VERY small. I was reading about spider mites earlier today and I may just be paranoid cause I was reading about them But, could this be it? There is also some random plant growing out of my frog moss.

    Could it just be water droplets? When misting a tank, Does moss get water on it looking like almost a web? I mist this tank heavily... Or maybe mold?


    Please help guys.
     
  2. Logan

    Logan Elite Member

    Wait ... spider mites build webs??
     
  3. SebastiansExotics

    SebastiansExotics Elite Member

    Yes
     
  4. Logan

    Logan Elite Member

    Guess that explains the spider part.
     
  5. SebastiansExotics

    SebastiansExotics Elite Member

    And the fact they have 8 legs and are in the arachnid family
     
  6. toddnbecka

    toddnbecka Well Established Member

    It shouldn't be too difficult to tell the difference between mold and webs. Keeping moss damp with high humidity is likely to result in mold. Spider mites are pests that attack live plants, eating the leaves. No danger to the frog, what's the worry?
     
  7. SebastiansExotics

    SebastiansExotics Elite Member

    Oh LOL. I read online that spider mites killed packman frogs..
     
  8. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Spidermites only feed off plants. They are completely harmless to other organisms.
    Now reptile mites are a totally different critter.
     
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  9. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    Spider mites may kill any other plants in your viv, but that's it.

    As to the plant growing out of your moss, many mosses are harvested from the wild for sale, and frequently contain dormant seeds and spores that will grow once the right conditions are met again.
     

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