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unknown bug living in outworld

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#1 Offline millsart - Posted September 3 2019 - 11:42 PM



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Hi I found these bugs living with my messor ants. Anyone knows what is it? It's too small for a naked eye to measure but less than 0.5 mm and I live in Malta central Mediterranean. Are they springtails or booklice ?




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#2 Offline gcsnelling - Posted September 4 2019 - 2:11 AM



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#3 Offline mbullock42086 - Posted September 4 2019 - 12:14 PM


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great for a dry bioactive setup, they don't seem to hurt anything and don't attack molting critters and reduce grain mite numbers by stealing all the food.

my absquatulator colony has huge numbers of them and they're doing just fine

#4 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted September 4 2019 - 12:46 PM


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These must be those things I saw in my Mini Hearth a while ago.

Currently keeping:


Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Lasius aphidicola, Brachymyrmex depilis

Formica pallidefulva, Myrmica cf. punctiventris

Formica neogagates, Myrmica sp.

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Lasius neoniger

Lasius brevicornis

Crematogaster cerasi

#5 Offline ponerinecat - Posted September 4 2019 - 3:36 PM


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book lice

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