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Old 28-02-2009, 06:59 PM
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Default Using defender mites.

Just get a tub with a small entrance hole in one side and put in a mix of moss and peat.
Fill the box to about 3 or 4 inches with the moss and peat mix.
Then add the Hypocaspis Miles.
Put the box in the coolest part of your cage.
When the snake uses the box the Hypocaspis mites will feed on the snake mites on the snake.
The Hypocaspis mites will also wander around the inside and outside of the cage looking for food.
You should be mite free in 2 or 3 days, unless you have a realy bad infection, not a couple of weeks.
Hope this helps
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