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AmandaAvaBaethoven

Nematodes?


Dijson

I think so but I'm just worried if they are bad for the snails. They dont seem to bother them


Caacrinolass

It's possible it could be fruit fly larvae.


Dijson

I had fruit flies a while ago but I cleaned all the tanks and replaced the substrate and covered all holes with bio-degradable beeswax cling wrap and keep a cloth over the top of the cage so I really hope one of those buggers didnt find their way in again


Dijson

I use coco coir as substrate and frog moss for the moss; the worms seem to be extremely hair thin, very translucent, seem to be only what I'd say is 1mm in length, and I only notice them because they look to be 'dancing'


CyberTailor

they are harmless roundworms enjoying detrite


Dijson

are you sure? there seems to be a lot and i cant provide pictures unfortunately due to their size but they are not present in other setups


cherrylpk

Can you pull that moss out and put it in an airtight container alone for a while until they die off?


Dijson

I could but unfortunately they are all over the place in the substrate as well :(


cherrylpk

Aw man. Very sorry. You cook bake the substrate.


Dijson

True! My landlord may not want that in her oven though. It’s just very weird because I used the same substrate from the same brick in my grove snail, milk snail, and leopard slug tanks and they have no wormies rearing their head everywhere. I hope it’s not my globe snails having some sort of internal problem. I bought some pumpkin seeds and a dewormer mix from a reputable seller on etsy and will probably clean the tank again but make sure to use boiling water this time