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    Re: Mites??? Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Only this one ‘looks’ like a possible mite but even that looks kinda beetle shape ..



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    The one on the tweezer kinda irks me too. But if it is a beetle what should I do?
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    Mites??? Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by GiddyGoat View Post
    The one on the tweezer kinda irks me too. But if it is a beetle what should I do?
    I’ve never been too bothered about tiny critters in my vivs .. it’s all part of nature I guess ..



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    Re: Mites??? Please help.

    The only mites I’ve encountered were tiny .... about 1/8th the size of a grain of rice ..


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    Re: Mites??? Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by GiddyGoat View Post
    The one on the tweezer kinda irks me too. But if it is a beetle what should I do?
    Try wiping down the snake as I described... mites will be on the snake of there’s an issue with them


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    Re: Mites??? Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Try wiping down the snake as I described... mites will be on the snake of there’s an issue with them


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    Wiped down the snake twice; no small black anything. Still nothing in the sockets or pits, I think maybe it was a false alarm. Thanks so much for the help.
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    Re: Mites??? Please help.

    Cr*p! I just looked at the substrate in the tank and there was this little white bug running around.. more baby?? I’m so paranoid
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    Cook the substrate an clean everything again. I went to paper towels after getting "bad" substrate. Now, go find some predator mites to eat the bad mites.

    Good luck!

    White mites are (normally) wood mites, no problem for the snake.
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    Re: Mites??? Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by GiddyGoat View Post
    Cr*p! I just looked at the substrate in the tank and there was this little white bug running around.. more baby?? I’m so paranoid
    Pretty certain that snake mites are black ...


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    Re: Mites??? Please help.

    Hey everybody, I now have a solid plan. I’m in the process of deep cleaning the entire enclosure again, Including all his stuff. Going to put him on paper towels for a week to make sure that he is free of mites. Ill cook the rest of this substrate after that if he’s a-ok, and the substrate helps me retain humidity. Thanks again for everybody’s help. Going to order more killers just in case.
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