Mite or Tick ?
November 19, 2009
i’ve finished my new Azureus tank a few weeks ago, and i’ve found, several times, during the last few days these bugs crawling around my water feature edges.
some info of whats in the viv:
NO Frogs In The Viv ATM !!!
few broms and some riccia starting to expand on the ground.
water feature of waterfall and a pond ( false bottom ). the substrate is a mix of Baltic peat and coco peat/shreds.
thats about it.
We needed to do a bit of research just to understand your questions as you used so many abbreviations and words we did not know. Now we see you have set up a habitat for Dendrobates azureus, poisonous tree frogs, and that the plants are growing. This looks like a Mite to us. Not sure what though. Mites are not our specialty. Perhaps an acarologist will write in with an identification.
I’m really really sorry for using words you didnt know ( sometimes, i forget that not to long ago i didnt know these words myself 🙂 ) and you had to spend time on research. My sincere apologies.
Thank you for your reply and if you come across a definite answer in this issue, i’d be more than happy if you let me know. I really want to know the common name and the scientific name of that mite.
Thank you again and have a nice weekend.
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