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Harvestman hatchlings in with roaches


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I discovered harvestman hatchlings in my pantanal tank yesterday. Will these be a help or hindrance? At first I thought they might be good to prey on the small problematic pests(phorids and fungus gnats) but they would probably feed on the good cleaners as well. Kind of cool translucent little things.

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Interesting, it's pretty hard to get these guys to breed in captivity, yet it looks like you did it without even knowing!

What cleaners are you using in that tank? These guys mostly scavenge dead insects or other animal material, for example dog food. They shouldn't be too much of a problem I would think.

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I did a no no and added bark and stuff straight from the woods so I am guess there were eggs or babies already there. I have Isopods, spring tails. Well then I will leave them then.

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Well hopefully that is all you brought in. They may eat a small amount of springtails and small isopods, but again, I think they won't be much of a problem. Honestly I am a bit jealous! :P

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Actually you'd be surprised! I have heard that Vonones ornata will eat springtails, though they seem to prefer fish food pellets.

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