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Old 21-08-2019, 07:55 AM
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Hi, I've been experienced with exotics for years now but have become stumped at a discovery the other day when feeding my baby redfoot. There appeared to be hundreds and hundreds of tiny invertebrates in her enclosure nothing like I'd seen before. At first I assumed they were springtails but there are springtails in the enclosure as well. These new invertebrates are much bigger than springs darker in colour and faster, they appear to jump a lot and have 'infested' the entirety of the enclosure. They appear to crawl over girl a lot but not doing any harm although she has started to spend most of her day sat in her deep water bowl now. I've dealt with a lot of unexpected inverts in with my animals as a lot of them are rescues but nothing like this. Any suggestions? I have also posted this in on the tortoise topic

P.s. I took a video showing them but I don't know how to add that to this post?
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Old 21-08-2019, 11:09 AM
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Hi, I've been experienced with exotics for years now but have become stumped at a discovery the other day when feeding my baby redfoot. There appeared to be hundreds and hundreds of tiny invertebrates in her enclosure nothing like I'd seen before. At first I assumed they were springtails but there are springtails in the enclosure as well. These new invertebrates are much bigger than springs darker in colour and faster, they appear to jump a lot and have 'infested' the entirety of the enclosure. They appear to crawl over girl a lot but not doing any harm although she has started to spend most of her day sat in her deep water bowl now. I've dealt with a lot of unexpected inverts in with my animals as a lot of them are rescues but nothing like this. Any suggestions? I have also posted this in on the tortoise topic

P.s. I took a video showing them but I don't know how to add that to this post?
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Old 21-08-2019, 02:35 PM
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No my colleague suggested that but they're far too small. I would post the video as you can see them clearly but have only just joined and not sure how to do that yet
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Old 21-08-2019, 02:57 PM
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https://youtu.be/gbZTPl15mGQ
Here is a link to a video showing the inverts in her temporary viv
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