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  1. cococrispy132

    cococrispy132 "Never Molted"

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    Ok, so I have seen, 1 or two little fying bugs in my tank.:eek: I'm pretty sure they are fruit flies. IF they are, are they dangerous to crabs? What's a way to get rid of them?
     
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    Don't think they would be, though that's probably kinda gross anyway. I would say, clean substrate, wash the dishes, just do an overall clean, I don't think you need to go so far as to super deep clean, if they're just fruit flies
     
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    Don't Even bother cleaning, they will just come Back.
    they are harmless and don't bother the crabs.
    i have a few flying around my room and tank.
     
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    cococrispy132 "Never Molted"

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    Ok thanks. This is kind of random but they sell fruit flies at petco in little containers, like what they have for crickets, but in tube formation
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    You probably have little bits of fruit that the crabs carry away. Everyone's had them. They don't hurt the crabs. I tried having a venus fly trap on top of my tank( i don't want it to eat crabs) and it ate about 1 fly a month so don't waste three dollars on one of those.
     
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    cococrispy132 "Never Molted"

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    Ok . That's funny how it ate a fly a month. I guess it didn't have a big appetite for fruit flies
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Maybe it just wasn't hungry. I learned later that you have to hiber nate them so that's why it died but I don't know. My fruit fly population just went up. finally they justl eft after I discovered any old bannana under something.
     
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    cococrispy132 "Never Molted"

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    I was on google images to make sure they were fruit flies(they were) and i found this close up pic that scared me to death
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    What picture?
     
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    cococrispy132 "Never Molted"

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    Poppy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    I have them in my room, not in my tank, doesnt hurt me so dont worry ;)
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    oh my!! that pic is scary!!!
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    If you want to trap the flies, try putting a glass half full of red wine vinegar (I think apple cider vinegar works too) near the tank, and put a drop of soap in the middle of it. The flies are attracted to it because it smells to them like rotting fruit, and the drop of soap kills the surface tension so they will drown in it.
     
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    cococrispy132 "Never Molted"

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    Ok. I don't think I have that but if I see it at a store I might get it. That would be funny to watch though. Little flies drowning.
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Thanl you for say that!!!!!!!!!!! ive been trying to get rid of them in my room for a lonnnnnnnng time!!!
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    No problem! I found that tip on lifehacker - they're good for DIY stuff, everything from computers to killing/repelling bugs.
     
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