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Old 28-02-2009, 06:43 PM
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what does a mite look like ??

i sware i have seen a little white insect in one of my tanks before ...beetle sorta but that was 3 months ago.
Dont worry - mites look like little black dots, not white ones.
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I cant find provent a mite in the uk i was told this is good anyone used it

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and if so how did you apply it??
I have never used this so cant comment on the safety of it for reptiles. I got my provent-a-mite from the US, but apparently this place sells it
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It seems expensive, but I only had to use it once a couple of years ago, and not seen any mites since.
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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.
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where can you buy defender mites.
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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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Agreed. They worked a treat for me, no visable snake mites in 2 days.
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Dont worry - mites look like little black dots, not white ones.
not really..thats one species, you can get white ones, red ones, black ones etc etc..do you use eco earth leopardgeckocrazy?
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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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cheers i cant see the mites on the snakes anymore now so thats good but im still thinking about using the spray stuff iw as advised to get my only big concern with it is the snakes drinking water off the side of the viv and getting a dose of this stuff.
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