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RE: Treating mites

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Posted by: Dracaena828 at Wed Dec 26 17:34:42 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Dracaena828 ]  
   

Oh, I guess the monitor species would be useful! I had written a post earlier with more details, but it didn't post right and I guess I missed some stuff when I rewrote it. He's a red ackie.

To be honest, I'm not positive that they are mites, but I am pretty sure. They are really, really tiny, jumping little bugs. I've never had to deal with mites before, thankfully, in the many years I've kept reptiles. When cleaning out the tank I plan to empty it completely and spray some provent-a-mite in there and seal it up empty for a couple days to hopefully kill any eggs. I am going to get rid of the branches that are in there right now, I know they aren't very good for him to regulate his temperature well, with good security sense anyhow.

Thanks for the info on the Retes stack. I made something just like that before, but used spacers that were too large, so I will fix that on this one. So is it ok for them to be evenly spaced then? I thought that it was best for the spaces to be more triangular so the monitor could wedge in there better, and that is the design I was a bit confused on how to construct best.

Any thoughts on how to best safely treat the ackie himself for any mites that might be on him before I put him in the tank again?


   

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