Hypoaspis Mite breeding?? - Reptile Forums

Go Back   Reptile Forums > General > General Herp Chat

  #1 (permalink)  
Old 14-10-2008, 11:33 PM
carisma02uk's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: nottingham
Posts: 1,860
Send a message via MSN to carisma02uk
Default Hypoaspis Mite breeding??

Hi all,

well since my new imports turned up with mites and im not sure i want to use Frontline on a 3.5k neonate..

so ive purchased some defender mites and im going to have a go at breeding these..

i know they need a food source and so im using spring tails,
also needed a warm moist soil based area.. so im using an exoterra with 75% compost and potting soil Mixed with 25% J.Athur Bowers Horticultural Silver Sand..(Same Mix as tortoise set ups)

i am heating with a ceramic from above.. but some of these species want 27c and some need 30c but there is no definate id on sub species...

Has anyone bred these successfully and have any ideas or suggestions??

since they need moisture to live i have misted my carpets in my quarentine room in the hope that once done with one stack the other can get some back up or they can eat the mites laying around not in habiting snakes or enclosures..

Cheers Jon

Breeder of boa morphs and keeper of many reptiles.
Its not Just a Hobby Its Life.................
My new Email address is: [email protected]
or add me to MSN: [email protected]

Like, Follow, Share the Cryptic Pastel Boa.

Originally Posted by Warren_Booth View Post
Just looked at the facebook page. This nice pastel looking male. You have selectively bred from that and produced some killer looking animals. Congrats. Very cool pastel line.

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hypoaspis mite killers! murph3010 Newbie Advice 29 20-06-2009 04:34 PM
Provent-a-mite reptile mite treatment ez4pro Equipment Classifieds 1 12-02-2009 07:52 AM
Hypoaspis Wadjet Snakes 7 10-06-2008 04:11 PM
help snake mite have mite..... bigking97 Snakes 2 07-06-2007 11:50 PM
Hypoaspis dnarra Snakes 32 09-05-2007 01:31 PM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2005 - 2011, Reptile Forums (RFUK™)