Odd little blob of a bug
Total newbie to vermicomposting, and I have a bug identification request.
Lately I've noticed some strange little critters (not springtails or thrips) that are munching away at the surface material of the feeding bin. They're all over the place, look like a sprinkling of coarse-grained salt on the shredded newspaper.
Dimension of "full-size" insect is ~1.5mm, and it is almost spherical in shape. Color is very pale, almost white. Tiny appendages. VERY slow moving.
I ask because I've noticed that they sometimes creep out of the screened vent holes in the top of my bin.
Can anyone ID these little critters? Are they a larval stage of something that I should be concerned about, or are they just another denizen of the composter?