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I Love Brian, Forever <3
08-09-2003, 12:57 AM
Tonight, I was putting his (Hopper) daily water in his bowl and all over his dirt so it'd stay nice and moist. Well, when I wet his dirt tonight, out came 1 million little white bugs, crawling EVERYWHERE. Well, needless to say, I quickly removed Hopper and put him in another container, while I cleaned out his cage. I didn't have any more dirt to replace the infested dirt with, so I had to use what remained of his moss. I'll be getting fresh, new dirt first thing tomorrow morning. Also, before I put him into his clean cage, I thoroughly washed him off and made sure there were no bugs on him.

Does anyone have any clue what these little white things are, how they got there and how to make sure this doesn't happen again?

THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE.

Tonya
08-09-2003, 01:33 AM
I have no idea....but grosssss!

tikeyas_mom
08-09-2003, 01:48 AM
what are you feeding hopper? maybe the crickets or whatever you are feeding him layed eggs in the moist shirt???

I Love Brian, Forever <3
08-09-2003, 01:51 AM
No, these weren't baby crickets... I know cause the Tokay Gecko has tons of baby crickets in his cage and these bugs looked nothing like baby crickets. :) :D

tikeyas_mom
08-09-2003, 01:55 AM
maybe they were somkind of house bug?? like a fruit fly larvy or fly larvy???

zanzanfergie
08-09-2003, 06:14 AM
Originally posted by Tonya
I have no idea....but grosssss!
I'll second that!

magcpen
08-09-2003, 01:12 PM
Originally posted by zanzanfergie
I'll second that!

I'll third that, lol. *Shudder*

cocker_luva
08-09-2003, 01:41 PM
maybe they're mites. i had mites in my hermit crab tank awhile ago.

kingrattus
08-09-2003, 11:20 PM
Were they flying or crawling? In my plants dirt I get both bugs. Mostly the annoying flying ones. But the second one plant wilts its covered in little white bugs. In my case I know its more then likely caused by the dirt, cause they only seem to be in the dirt & not really anywheres else. But I get these nasty little red & black beatles in my room & I call them "poo bugs". The reason I call them that is because every time the dogs poo in the basement my room is infested with them. I've been living with these nasty poo bugs on a daily bases for the past 3 weeks!!! Rob's parents are pooholes & wont clean up all the poo & pee pee ALL over the floor!!! & theres a lot, 6 piles & 4 3' puddles. I have to keep my door closed to hide from the stench :eek: :eek:

I can't clean it up cause I can't breath near it. I have to hurry from my bedroom door & quickly trot past all the mess... oh & did I mention the litter box hasn't been cleaned in 3 weeks aswell!!!

I'm paying $600.00 for rent why???

ILoveReptiles
08-09-2003, 11:23 PM
Originally posted by kingrattus
Were they flying or crawling? In my plants dirt I get both bugs. Mostly the annoying flying ones. But the second one plant wilts its covered in little white bugs. In my case I know its more then likely caused by the dirt, cause they only seem to be in the dirt & not really anywheres else. But I get these nasty little red & black beatles in my room & I call them "shit bugs". The reason I call them that is because every time the dogs shit in the basement my room is infested with them. I've been living with these nasty shit bugs on a daily bases for the past 3 weeks!!! Rob's parents are @$$holes & wont clean up all the shit & piss ALL over the floor!!! & theres a lot, 6 piles & 4 3' puddles. I have to keep my door closed to hide from the stench :eek: :eek:

I can't clean it up cause I can't breath near it. I have to hurry from my bedroom door & quickly trot past all the mess... oh & did I mention the litter box hasn't been cleaned in 3 weeks aswell!!!

I'm paying $600.00 for rent why???

That's just disgusting.

BLEH

CathyBogart
08-09-2003, 11:43 PM
Besides cleaning and disinfecting the tank tomorrow, I'd give him a soak in a bit of lukewarm water for ~20 minutes to get rid of any that might still be on him.

kingrattus
08-10-2003, 12:18 AM
That's just disgusting.
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I'm glad someone else finally agress with me. & they wonder why I'm always sick..

ILoveReptiles
08-10-2003, 07:32 AM
Originally posted by kingrattus
That's just disgusting.
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I'm glad someone else finally agress with me. & they wonder why I'm always sick..

Yeah I agree 100%. The only time I've ever seen anything like that was the time I went to Colorado and I had to leave my iguana with a guy I knew and "trusted" to take care of her - he was into iguana rehab.

Anyway when I went to drop her off things were a bit messy but they seemed O.K.

When I went to pick her UP though - it was quite different. I had loaned him her cage for the 3 months I was off on training, the same cage she had lived in for about 3 years, and it had never once been as dirty as I saw it when I came back - he let his other iguanas free-roam and they had climbed all over that cage, shredded the side panelling to ribbons, crapped all over it...

There was iguana poo caked on the heat vents, and poor Caicos was sitting in the windowsill, very cold to the touch. He had also destroyed all the years of potty training I had instilled in Caicos - I'd had her trained to go to the bathroom in a kitty litter pan - and he just wiped that out of her head in 3 short months. I had to start from square one. She's back to her normal self now though.

I never left her with him again, and we stopped talking.

:mad: I wound up having to dismantle her beautiful cage - and get her a smaller one from a site online. Only now am I finally preparing to build her a new cage ... it's going to be 6 feet tall, 5 feet wide, and 3 feet deep.

kingrattus
08-10-2003, 08:34 AM
AWWWWW... Thats horrible what he did to Caicos.

Desert Arabian
08-10-2003, 10:14 AM
Nice language, Kingrattus. :rolleyes:

Aspen and Misty
08-10-2003, 11:05 AM
Originally posted by kingrattus
Rob's parents are @$$holes & wont clean up all the shit & piss ALL over the floor!!! & theres a lot, 6 piles & 4 3' puddles. I have to keep my door closed to hide from the stench

I can't clean it up cause I can't breath near it. I have to hurry from my bedroom door & quickly trot past all the mess... oh & did I mention the litter box hasn't been cleaned in 3 weeks aswell!!!


I'm sorry, and I hate to be rude, but honestly, I feel bad for your dogs and cats. Why doesn't someone take them oustide (dogs) to go to the bathroom, and don't say cause they aren't house trained because why aren't they house trained or better yet why don't you house train! If you don't already why not get a fenced in back yard, or get a fence for the backyard and make a doggie door for your dogs.

And the cats all I can say is, Poor kitties :(

Ash :(

wolfsoul
08-10-2003, 03:24 PM
Could they possibly be aphids? Aphids will show up almost anywhere with dirt and plants. If you look really closely, you will see six little legs and two antennas, and aphids are really slow moving. They won't harm a frog, they like to eat plants. :)

Desert Arabian
08-10-2003, 05:43 PM
Um...aphids aren't white. They are green. So, I doubt they are aphids. Aphids eat leaves off of trees and plants, killing them. They generally aren't in the dirt.

http://www.naturescontrol.com/image/aphids.jpg

wolfsoul
08-10-2003, 05:56 PM
There are many types of aphids. Some are white/clear. Some produce white protective coats that make them appear white.

kingrattus
08-10-2003, 08:32 PM
I'm sorry, and I hate to be rude, but honestly, I feel bad for your dogs and cats. Why doesn't someone take them oustide (dogs) to go to the bathroom, and don't say cause they aren't house trained because why aren't they house trained or better yet why don't you house train! If you don't already why not get a fenced in back yard, or get a fence for the backyard and make a doggie door for your dogs.

And the cats all I can say is, Poor kitties
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1. Their not my dogs
2. The dogs go outside hundreds of time a day & they go out before bedtime.
3. they kinda r house trained
4. they r not my dogs so I have no right in training them (thats not from my mouth).
5. the dogs have a 30 foot rope
6. I have a locking baby gate to keep the dogs out but it doesn't work well when the stupid landlord openes it for no reason.
7. Cadeau is too smart for a babygate. She has been caught many times opening it.
8. a doggy door would bring the house value down...


Trust me, I feel sorry for all the pets here. My landlords keep telling me that I should get rid of my pets because they need special care & I can't provide that & I don't want them dying.
Hmmmmm... well I care very well for my pets. all r clean & in clean water & r feed everytime they need to be fed. I actually spend time with my pets & I don't yell at them every 5 seconds.
I drain the 20 gallon, the 40 gallon & the 160 gallon tanks/pond every week to every 2 weeks. I change the filters every couple of days or more if needed.
They don't water their dogs!! ok sorry they fill a cat sized water bowl for 1 large & 1 med dog once a day. I told them to get the dogs a med sized pail so they wouyld have water all day long. "can't do that cause the'll pee more", well duh, maybe the dogs would be less obease & more healthy if they had water all day long.

I actually care for my pets, they do not. I'm not welcomed to but in so I can't.