Elongated Springtail in Gecko Tank

This bug was found in a bioactive crested gecko enclosure on top of a fake skull had to zoom in to get a clearer picture of since so small. 

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Hi Gecko Parent,

This is an elongated Springtail, a benign creature that could be a nuisance if it gets too numerous.  You may read more about Springtails here on What’s That Bug (links below).

Tiny Bugs That Jump When You Try To Kill Them May Be Springtails – What’s That Bug? (whatsthatbug.com)

Springtails: All You Need to Know for a Healthy Garden – What’s That Bug? (whatsthatbug.com)

Swarm of Tiny Purple Bugs – Springtail Aggregation: Uncovering Nature’s Mini Marvels – What’s That Bug? (whatsthatbug.com)

Do Springtails Bite? Debunking the Myth – What’s That Bug? (whatsthatbug.com)


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