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Hi all! I'm keeping insects (weta) on substrate for the first time. It is an organic compost/tropical terrain brick/budlia leaves mix. I did this mix on the advice of the insect dealer. He said this would prevent mold, but I've noticed a couple of patches in the deep part of the substrate against the glass, its the white hairy stuff. Should I just scoop out the patches I can see, change the substrate or just ignore it?

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Also the substrate has only been in since thursday morning
 

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Its hard to know exactly what the mould is and what is causing it or what danger it might pose without a pic.
White mould can be attributed to salts or limescale in the water, or if its furry its likely to be something dead.
Moulds and fungus are airborne so they can easily find a home where ventilation is lacking and moisture is high. So there's a clue to how to deal with it.
For the short term, just spoon it out.
 
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