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Old 12-03-17, 04:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
Join Date: Nov-2013
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Re: Tiny black bugs?

Lots of generally harmless mites and small bugs will take advantage of any natural materials that aren't fully changed frequently. All sorts of soil mites and slightly larger things exist that will find plant matter like coco fiber, soil, sand, or wood products useful. They can be a common pest from cheap shavings with small mammals because their skin is more easily irritated causing scratching that causes wounds and leads to infection. Better heat treating and packaging has greatly cut down on those incidences and it's less issue with reptiles. They are still annoying things if they multiply too much.
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