Small Bugs in Enclosure

FrankLepore

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Hey guys! New to the boards, but had a little bit of an issue today, so I figured I would see if anyone had any insight.

Today we saw some extremely small "bugs" in our bearded dragon's enclosure. We're not really sure what they are or if we should be worried. We saw them both in the food bowl, as well as crawling on the rear glass of the tank.

I'll attach some pictures and videos, although due to their small size, it's hard to adequately capture them; do you have any idea what these might be? Their bodies seemed too small (not round enough) to be mites, but I honestly have no idea. In some of the videos you can even see them crawling over some mealworms. I haven't observed any of these bugs on our beardy yet, and I looked very closely today.

Our current enclosure is bioactive, and has The Bio Dude's Sahara substrate. We feed Freddy primarily mealworms and dubia roaches in a small ceramic bowl.

Here's also a link to a YouTube playlist of videos I took: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg6xT6v31c2-sUjnQvrOX9xWQbuLHnioV

Thanks in advance for any help!
 

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Hey guys! New to the boards, but had a little bit of an issue today, so I figured I would see if anyone had any insight.

Today we saw some extremely small "bugs" in our bearded dragon's enclosure. We're not really sure what they are or if we should be worried. We saw them both in the food bowl, as well as crawling on the rear glass of the tank.

I'll attach some pictures and videos, although due to their small size, it's hard to adequately capture them; do you have any idea what these might be? Their bodies seemed too small (not round enough) to be mites, but I honestly have no idea. In some of the videos you can even see them crawling over some mealworms. I haven't observed any of these bugs on our beardy yet, and I looked very closely today.

Our current enclosure is bioactive, and has The Bio Dude's Sahara substrate. We feed Freddy primarily mealworms and dubia roaches in a small ceramic bowl.

Here's also a link to a YouTube playlist of videos I took: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg6xT6v31c2-sUjnQvrOX9xWQbuLHnioV

Thanks in advance for any help!
They almost look like spiders but I can't identify these. Have you removed them from the enclosure?
 

FrankLepore

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They almost look like spiders but I can't identify these. Have you removed them from the enclosure?
Not yet, and they definitely do resemble spiders. We were waiting to see if anyone had any insight before we removed them, as we didn't know if they were harmful, or even beneficial, being a bioactive tank.
 

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