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Bugs found in worm bin

Bugs found in worm bin
Qu├ębec, Quebec, Canada
December 16, 2009
I'm doing worm composting in my apartment. At the beginning I've added some outdoor earth that seemed to introduce those insects to my worm bin. A few weeks ago those ones have developed and are now eating most of the trash destined to my worms. I don't know if I should do something about them since there is quite a huge number of them now. First thing is to know what they are before taking any actions.

Thanks
Jason

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Moved from Mites and Ticks.

These are in the family Uropo
These are in the family Uropodidae. There are several species in this family that commonly infest worm beds.

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Not an ID
mites?

 
I agree
though not sure whether further IDable.

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