Will mites in my dubia colony harm my beardie?

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Will mites in my dubia colony harm my beardie?

Postby Veda » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:06 am

I recently discovered mites in my dubia colony. Fortunately I havent been feeding them to my beardie for a while now, but I also don't know how long they've been there. Can they harm my dragon in any way? Should I take him to the vet?
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Re: Will mites in my dubia colony harm my beardie?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:49 pm

Which kind of mites? The little white grain mites? If so, grain mites are harmless. They're just a pain to get rid of. Reducing humidity in the area with a dehumidifier usually does the trick after a while.
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Re: Will mites in my dubia colony harm my beardie?

Postby Veda » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:41 am

CooperDragon wrote:Which kind of mites? The little white grain mites? If so, grain mites are harmless. They're just a pain to get rid of. Reducing humidity in the area with a dehumidifier usually does the trick after a while.


I'm not sure. They're very small and mostly white, but there are some that are brown/redish. I've heard getting rid of them is a lot of work. I wanna keep the adult roaches, but I kinda wish I could feed the small ones to my beardie... I don't wanna risk him getting sick tho. Do you know what these brown mites could be?
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Re: Will mites in my dubia colony harm my beardie?

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:35 am

I'm not sure about the brown ones. Can you post some photos of them? The tiny white ones are likely grain mites (they look like sand) and as I mentioned, using a good dehumidifier nearby should get rid of them.
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