Tiny white/tan looking ants in Dubia colony?

PixelatedEmbers

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Two days ago I cleaned out my Dubia colony and separated the babies. Today I went to replace the food for the babies and noticed VERY small, tan or white, ant looking bugs. Are they are cause to worry?
 

Claudiusx

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Is this an established colony you've been raising, or did you recently buy it or buy dubia to add to it?

Any chance you can get a picture of the bugs?

-Brandon
 

PixelatedEmbers

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Is this an established colony you've been raising, or did you recently buy it or buy dubia to add to it?

Any chance you can get a picture of the bugs?

-Brandon
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It’s a bit hard to see but this was the best I could do. It looks tan/brown now.
 

Claudiusx

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It might be the picture, but what you have circled looks like an ant to me lol.

If you recently introduced new roaches from another colony, it's possible you got some critters that were part of the other colony. Typically these are just cleaner crew insects, but what you have pictured doesn't look like any cleaner crew i'm familiar with.

-Brandon
 

PixelatedEmbers

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It might be the picture, but what you have circled looks like an ant to me lol.

If you recently introduced new roaches from another colony, it's possible you got some critters that were part of the other colony. Typically these are just cleaner crew insects, but what you have pictured doesn't look like any cleaner crew i'm familiar with.

-Brandon
Yeah it does look like an ant but it’s smaller than the ones around my place and I’ve never noticed them before. Hopefully they’re just there for clean up.
 

hdochow

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we had little tiny guys like that a couple months ago. it helped to take out any leftover salad/powdered chow during the day, and then smash them as we saw them. it took a couple weeks, but they're gone now.
 

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