Treating Venomous for mites?

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Treating Venomous for mites?

Postby adrianx » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:43 pm

Hey,

I know there’s a lot of posts regarding mites but I just need some help please..

I know how to treat my constrictors with frontline/olive oil but what are your suggestions on treating venomous snakes??
I’m just not that keen on whipping down my Mamba or Puff adder with a cloth and frontline..
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Re: Treating Venomous for mites?

Postby Serpy » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:09 pm

Well it is the best way. Same principle applies as with non venomous. All good and well having hots, but you need to get hands on sometimes.
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Re: Treating Venomous for mites?

Postby mgiddings » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:10 pm

I would suppose tubing is the way to go here.
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Re: Treating Venomous for mites?

Postby warbot » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:31 pm

I'm with mgiddings but also you will need some extra trained hands to assist either way!

But as they say, the best cure is prevention.
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Re: Treating Venomous for mites?

Postby Serpy » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:52 pm

Exactly, no need to neck, tube it, If you don't have tubes give me a call and I will help you out mate.
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Re: Treating Venomous for mites?

Postby Loslappie » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:27 am

You dont need to neck or tube them.
I got a venomous snake in last year that was infested, I used Karbadust.
I first made sure the cage was clean, and that entailed cleaning it thoroughly with some dilute jik, making sure to get the corners, I then put in clean mulch, and mixed some Karbadust with it. put the snake in and left for a week. I left the water out for the first 2 days.
I havent seen a trace of mites ever since.
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Re: Treating Venomous for mites?

Postby Mr S » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:07 am

Check again Loslapie

If you managed to kill all the mites and get rid of them in totality well done but my experience with them is you will have to wait another week or two after the first clean and treatment to let the rest of the eggs hatch and repeat the entire cleaning and treatment process again. Only then- if you are really lucky will you have gotten rid of them all.

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Re: Treating Venomous for mites?

Postby Loslappie » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:38 am

Mr S, yes sorry, forgot to mention that, yes I have changed the mulch after a few days and another dose of Karbadust. Then After that I took out the Karbadust, cleaned the cage again, and put in some newspaper to monitor.
Admittedly its not the quickest way of getting rid of them, but to me it was the best considering the type of animal I had to treat.
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Re: Treating Venomous for mites?

Postby adrianx » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:24 am

Thanks guys, i dont have a infestation, i'm only asking for future reference.. I got a corn snake with some mite and is afraid that it might spread to my collection. I guess prevention is better than cure. Thanks again
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Re: Treating Venomous for mites?

Postby Loslappie » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:28 am

adrianx wrote:I got a corn snake with some mite and is afraid that it might spread to my collection.

If you dont treat it and seperate the snake from your collection it will spread. i would just treat the rest of the animals just in case.
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Re: Treating Venomous for mites?

Postby Cradle of life » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:01 pm

Loslappie wrote:You dont need to neck or tube them.
I got a venomous snake in last year that was infested, I used Karbadust.
I first made sure the cage was clean, and that entailed cleaning it thoroughly with some dilute jik, making sure to get the corners, I then put in clean mulch, and mixed some Karbadust with it. put the snake in and left for a week. I left the water out for the first 2 days.
I havent seen a trace of mites ever since.


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