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So I decided I was going to breed Mealworms so I don't have to go to the pet store as often seeing as I just got two two and a half month old baby sisters, plus I already had my year old Stella and my year and a half old Knuckles. My mom has her own Shes 4 years old and her name is Maleka, so we go through a LOT of mealies in his house. So the breeding went well but then I had both my hip replaced so I decided to just feed my hedgies the mealies and beetles. I noticed in the empty container we kept the meal worms were in there was the oatmeal, and a few pieces of cardboard from flattened toilet paper tubes but in half and on top was a few big larva/pupae so I tossed them into the container that I used for the beetles and they hatched. So just Now I just grabbed both totes, found a few more larva/pupae but there's not a SINGLE meal worm in it so I tossed them in the beetle container then I noticed the lid was dusted with what looked like dust but if you looked closely they moved, then there was a section in the corner of the tote that was layered but with a more thicker layer. I made sure the area I was doing all this transferring and stuff in has been cleaned and I disinfected my hands and temporarily put the container on the patio until i know what they are. Thank goodness there is not any holes in the lid of that container.

Can someone help me PLEASE?! I'M BEGGING.
 

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It sounds like they're probably grain mites, unfortunately. There's some information about them here & how this person got rid of them - http://www.geckotime.com/how-i-got-rid-of-grain-mites/

IMO, since you already don't have any mealworms now, I would just start over. Dump the bedding (sealed well & out of the house until trash pick up), wash the containers very well, and get new bedding & mealworms.
 

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If they are super tiny and look like dust but moving, then you have mites! Their is a way to get rid of them. You have to put the substrate in the microwave. Or dump it and start again like lilysmommy said, but this time use wheat germ. It will keep you from getting grain mites, unlike oats.
 
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