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PostSubject: @#!$ Mites!!!   Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:40 pm

Ugh! So sick of these little *beeeppp*! I have no idea where they came from but they need to go. I woke up and my small female African Rock was COVERED and I felt so bad! I immediately took her out, bathed her, bleached the tub, and sprayed everything. Everyone has a little bit of them in their tubs but she and my juvie male burmese were the worst. WNRGWIAPENTHKNAESHRIWAUEHNGKAUNE Wonderful timing for my move.


Anyway... On a lighter note..

My little baby black ratsnake just shed and now he's in that cute/awkward stage where he's starting to turn solid black but still has his baby pattern. tongue So cute.
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PostSubject: Re: @#!$ Mites!!!   Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:02 pm

Thats horrible! I hope they bugger off soon. Thankfully I have yet to run into any mite issues. I bet that bath felt wonderful on your African Rock.

I bet he is adorable! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: @#!$ Mites!!!   Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:07 pm

My ex got a red tail boa on an impulse buy and didn't know anything about them (stupid), but he didn't spray down the coconut bark (or whatever that substrate is called) with mite killer before he put it in her enclosure. She got the mites from that and he didn't even notice until I said something. They're a nightmare to deal with.

Thank goodness she stayed when he left. Ha.
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PostSubject: Re: @#!$ Mites!!!   Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:02 pm

Ugh! They just aggravate me! And with the worst timing ever.

Yes little Ursula enjoyed her bath time, you could see the satisfaction on her face.

I've heard a lot of horror stories from people who use coco bark with snakes.
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PostSubject: Re: @#!$ Mites!!!   Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:57 pm

Make sure you treat everything, and do it again around 30 days.
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PostSubject: Re: @#!$ Mites!!!   Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:59 pm

Man I feel you there. Mites are the worst ><

I hate how fast they spread! We had a scare a few weeks back where my roomies' adult male boa turned up having them. I made it VERY clear that they were NOT to touch any of my snakes so long as he had mites. Mites suck with ONE snake, much less an entire collection. Mad
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PostSubject: Re: @#!$ Mites!!!   Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:12 pm

My blood python actually had mites for two months before I went to an expo an found the solution. I had bought sprays, bathed him, and the mites kept coming!
A guy at the expo told me to use dog and cat Flea Powder! I rubbed a little on the animal and lined the enclosure with some. I have not seen one mite since(except dead ones!) And, the flea powder didn't harm the snake at all.
I wish you luck in getting rid of them!
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PostSubject: Re: @#!$ Mites!!!   Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:02 pm

Nothing in the world can ever compare to awesome power of proventomite.
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PostSubject: Re: @#!$ Mites!!!   Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:15 pm

BlackboxStar wrote:
Nothing in the world can ever compare to awesome power of proventomite.

iagree
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PostSubject: Re: @#!$ Mites!!!   Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:29 pm

Shelleyshadows wrote:
My ex got a red tail boa on an impulse buy and didn't know anything about them (stupid), but he didn't spray down the coconut bark (or whatever that substrate is called) with mite killer before he put it in her enclosure. She got the mites from that and he didn't even notice until I said something. They're a nightmare to deal with.

Thank goodness she stayed when he left. Ha.

do you mean eco earth bedding when you say coconut bark?
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PostSubject: Re: @#!$ Mites!!!   Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:57 am

I was talking to Frank Shealy of Southside Serpents and he told me to use a spray bottle of 95% water and 5% Hartz flea and tick dog shampoo. I've never heard this method before, so I figured why not. He's a professional, I can always learn new things to pass on. So I go home and try it out and BAM. Kills on contact. Very Happy I'm almost mite free again.
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PostSubject: Re: @#!$ Mites!!!   Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:33 am

BlackboxStar wrote:
Nothing in the world can ever compare to awesome power of proventomite.

Damn right!!!! iagree i heard about it online and gave it a try.. kind of pricey for just the one bp that i have, but worth every penny.. ive only needed it one time but use it with every substrate change..
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PostSubject: Re: @#!$ Mites!!!   Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:09 pm

BurmeseQueen wrote:
I was talking to Frank Shealy of Southside Serpents and he told me to use a spray bottle of 95% water and 5% Hartz flea and tick dog shampoo. I've never heard this method before, so I figured why not. He's a professional, I can always learn new things to pass on. So I go home and try it out and BAM. Kills on contact. Very Happy I'm almost mite free again.

Ooh, I love it, thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: @#!$ Mites!!!   Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:30 pm

Watch for the 30 day egg hatch and hit them again.
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PostSubject: Re: @#!$ Mites!!!   Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:25 am

I had to delay getting my baby green burm at the show because of these nasty things. I spray with revenge in my eyes. But, I did see my baby boy at the Richmond show. He was kind enough to still bring him for me to see, just sad I couldn't bring him home.
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PostSubject: Re: @#!$ Mites!!!   Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:15 pm

BurmeseQueen wrote:
I had to delay getting my baby green burm at the show because of these nasty things. I spray with revenge in my eyes. But, I did see my baby boy at the Richmond show. He was kind enough to still bring him for me to see, just sad I couldn't bring him home.

:c Sad! Hopefully you can bring him home soon!!
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PostSubject: Re: @#!$ Mites!!!   Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:24 pm

I hope so too. :C
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