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Old 24-02-2009, 07:50 PM
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sadly i got mites and i went with the Hypocaspis solution. I dont seem to have alot of mites on my snakes about 4 or 5 on ech that i could see however that explained the ammount of time one snake was spending in the water bowel anyway ive put them in the viv but it says on the instructions that i will notice a reduction in mites in 2 weeks??? i just wanted to know what experience people had with Hypoaspis and does it really take that long for them to whipe out the mite problem??

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Old 25-02-2009, 09:13 AM
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Nobody has any advice on this??
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Old 25-02-2009, 04:51 PM
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I've never used them before, so can't hep on this one I'm afraid. I would ask again in the snake section, where hopefully more people will see it and can offer advice.
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Old 25-02-2009, 05:05 PM
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the only thing that will keep them alive is the snake mites themselves which they feed one. once all the mites, and the eggs have been predated on by the hypoaspis mites they will also die, as there is no food source

with me they work a treat, just leave them in there to do their stuff
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Old 26-02-2009, 09:17 AM
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They didnt work at all for me. They need a fairly high humidity to live long enough to clear the mites. Probably works well with BRB's etc. I bought 2 lots, and then decided to go with provent-o-mite. Used it once a couple of years back and havent needed it since.
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Old 28-02-2009, 04:23 PM
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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??
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Old 28-02-2009, 04:25 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.
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Old 28-02-2009, 04:33 PM
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when i had mite problems with my beardies i bought some of these, they need humidity, so in a beardies viv i couldnt raise it too much, i put some dampened soil in the cool end and sprayeed it every other day..they stayed alive for about a month, i found them crap..did not do a thing, mite off and disinfecting the viv every other day sorted it for me.
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The mites are only really useful for tarantulas or anything on coir that needs high humidity.
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I had no luck with the deffender mites, in the end and after much reading up i went with front line, which wrked really well, allthough you do need to take care with it.
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