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RE: Hooray! Mites! :-/

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Posted by: emysbreeder at Tue Jan 18 23:36:18 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by emysbreeder ]  
   

After each shed check again,they seem to start back even though you think you got them. It is the ones in the eye rim that you decovered and other places like the vent that eggs will hatch because your always trying to protect the eyes. You can use a probing tool to go under/around the eye socketbut but could be dangerous but so are mites. Really let them shed many times its just at that point of sheding more show up. As far as traveling if you have carpet have it steem/hotwater cleaned. In fact carpet should not be used in a snake room but still may get in other carpeted rooms. You can have a bloom of mites "years later" if the environment hits a certin point of heat/humidity and their back. I'm old school and we used the Shell Brand pest strips and they worked. I've seen mites reappear in aqu.placed outside unsed for years and years. I remember one of the first reptile dealers in the 70s "The Shed" Porris and Barraduche (ssp?sorry joe)never stacked a tank over a tank. In other words in a big warehouse everything was on a single shelf. It malingered through many rooms but it was a horazonal nonrack system, the mites didnt travle up or down to other cages below/above which will happen.. There were bathing suite topped clad girls mopping the floors/cleaning cages on a good day their. Ive heard mites can live in a test tube for seven years or more with nothing. One last thing that might have changed because of danger to "some species" was Ivermection. Mites are truley bad news and can spread nasty stuff and really piss off people that get them from something you sell them. Black Flag* if you can get it was recomended by the Barkers at one point. Question? where the hell do they oridganate from. V.M. 40 yrs in reptiles.


   

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