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  1. Thanks Josexotics and Marlon too. Looking at pics of phorid fly larvae I don't think that is a possibility but that sure could explain what happened to an emperor scorpion I got in the mail many years ago. It arrived dead and had maggots coming out of it. Luckily(not for it :( ) it was a freebie extra and the other two were fine.
  2. Ok thanks Test Account. I still learn towards worms but I'll admit if it looked like the larva in this https://diptera.info/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=1426 I could see how they could be mistaken especially if you don't get a great look. I'll see what I can do about a picture if it happens again. I stir the things I sterilize by microwaving, but something could've got in on food. Also if were gnats, they can easily get past the window screen.
  3. Ok thanks on the suggestion of them being scavengers from the substrate. I hope that is the case. These were definitely not maggots. They looked more like the pictures I've seen of grindal worms(yes I know not nematodes) or like the white nematodes I've seen in my aquatic aquariums before. They weren't very active like they weren't surviving well out of the body. Only saw one of them maybe twitch on the side. I suppose if were scavengers they could have been at rest because there wasn't much substrate in the bottle. They were very long compared to their body width. Since I've never witnesse
  4. I got about a dozen ivory head roaches at the end of last year. Most were large nymphs that eventually became adults. Things have seemingly been going fine with them(including some new nymphs born) until a couple weeks ago. I found one of the roaches dead and partially eaten. I put it in a bottle to dispose of on trash day. The next day I happened to notice there were little skinny white worms on the side of the bottle that seemed to have come from the roach. I didn't get a close look but to me they seemed like maybe nematodes. Today, I found another dead adult roach. Noticed anoth
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