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mite solution number nine

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Posted by: GPZO at Wed Jun 23 12:55:07 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by GPZO ]  
   

Ive had a mite issue with an imported biak island green tree python. time after time i eliminate the mites with good old fashioned soap and water only to have a reinfestation every time i feed because she will only take live prey and i have deduced this is were the mites are coming from. slowly but surely i am acclimating her to frozen thawed mite free food but until then it is a slug fest with these bugs! I have started using natural chemistry reptile spray on the snake in combination with a pyrethrins based dog and cat flea spray for the enclosure. the flea spray is actually intended to be used on the animal but i am utilizing it on the cage.... and so far so good. my main issue is not eliminating the mites but actually preventing them. i guess i could wash the prey but the idea of soaping up a live mouse or rat seems a bit rediculous not to mention i suspect it would ruin the smell and the snakes appetite. please feel free to voice any comments or criticisms.
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Jason


   

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