removing flour mites from dubia colony - Reptile Forums

Go Back   Reptile Forums > New Owners > Newbie Advice


 
Old 11-01-2013, 09:00 PM
puyopop's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: London
Posts: 1,409
Default removing flour mites from dubia colony

i had this problem for some time, and if i cant cease to destroy these mites, i am gonna have to burn the entire roach colony !!!

can someone give a few pointers,
i have stopped providing moisture but they still are active and thriving.

any other things i must consider? remove the entire colongy and burn the enclosure?

i just want to get rid of this pest. its fkng annyong. mind my french
__________________


Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
 
Old 12-01-2013, 12:05 AM
puyopop's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: London
Posts: 1,409
Default

________?
__________________


 
Old 12-01-2013, 12:13 AM
vgorst's Avatar
5 Star Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Kent
Posts: 4,583
Default

When I get mites I clean the tank, give them very small amounts of fresh food, remove dead ones as soon as I find them and leave the lid off. Without the humidity the mites should soon go.
__________________


https://www.facebook.com/BizarreBeasts/
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
 
Old 12-01-2013, 12:15 AM
Emma30's Avatar
Premier Citizen
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Stockport
Posts: 2,686
Default

Put all your roaches in another tub, clean the tub with the mites in, put new egg crates in, dont use a substrate, and just keep doing this everyday until the mites have.
 
Old 12-01-2013, 12:17 AM
puyopop's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: London
Posts: 1,409
Default

should bleach kill them or should i use a stronger agent such as corrosive material ?
__________________


 
Old 12-01-2013, 12:17 AM
puyopop's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: London
Posts: 1,409
Default

also i think i got them because i put oats in there. if i didnt i probably wouldnt of got mites.
__________________


 
Old 12-01-2013, 12:30 AM
Premier Citizen
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,957
Default

would the plastic of box take just boiled water, also a lot of mite species can't cope with being frozen
 
Old 12-01-2013, 12:36 AM
vgorst's Avatar
5 Star Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Kent
Posts: 4,583
Default

Mite booms are usually caused by the high humidity - increase ventilation and you should still be able to use some kind of substrate
__________________


https://www.facebook.com/BizarreBeasts/
 
Old 12-01-2013, 12:47 AM
Paul112's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Carlisle / Glasgow
Posts: 1,242
Default

Manually remove all your roaches to a bucket or empty plastic box with lots of ventilation, and keep them dry for a couple of days to kill any mites literally living on them.

Bin all the old egg carton / substrate / food, and rinse the old tub with hot water (a dash of fairy liquid might help and as long as its rinsed off shouldn't be a problem).

Then dry the box off and leave it to air until bone dry. Add fresh egg carton, replace the roaches, and keep it on the dry side for a couple of weeks, with just a few scraps of veg to keep them going.

Best,
Paul
__________________
 
Thread Tools

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
Flour mites Crestie Chris Lizards 6 17-11-2010 11:28 PM
Flour Mites James D Feeder 2 11-06-2009 08:00 PM
Flour mites.. GR freekygeeky Lizards 18 17-03-2009 09:25 PM
Flour mites!!! freekygeeky Feeder 0 17-03-2009 02:12 AM
Flour Mites have wiped me out.... Slurm Lizards 13 01-01-2009 03:58 PM



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:47 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2005 - 2011, Reptile Forums (RFUK™)