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White Bugs

Discussion in 'Kingsnakes' started by snakevenom, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. snakevenom

    snakevenom Well-Known Member

    The other day i looked in my snakes cage and saw really tiny white bugs I made sure they where not mites but all the substrate is wood any ideas.
     
  2. pandorasbox

    pandorasbox Elite Member

    Hopefully not mites!!
     
  3. snakevenom

    snakevenom Well-Known Member

    I looked it up there not mites but they might be wood mites
     
  4. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    I have the same problem with bugs. They are not any type of mites that I researched and have not seemed to harm my lizards. However in one enclosure I took out all substrate cleaned the cage and put the new substrate in the freezer over night. This seemed to get rid of the bugs for several months but I noticed they are back...currently I am using wood chips and moss though they also appeared when I used coconut fiber and potting soil. Yet tai has been parasite free since the second month I got him.
     
  5. Jlassiter

    Jlassiter Elite Member

    Yeah...they are wood mites that will not harm your snake.
    Many bake their substrate before using it for this reason.
     
  6. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    How long and at what temp do I bake the wood? I did bake for 30min at 350 degrees...must not have been long enough though.
     

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