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    Mites or colouration?

    So here I am again with my rescue boy heís not eating again which has become normal for him to go on strike however Iím very concerned that these are mites he has blushing which look like dots anyway as precaution I will be treating all of my snakes with Taurus predatory mites just to make sure nothing is moving on him Iíve included a picture of his blushing in comments


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    Re: Mites or colouration?


    Picture of his blushing


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    That looks like normal parts of his coloration and pattern. Mites would be more in between the scales, not on top of them.

    If you you take a damp paper towel and run it down his body there will be lots of little dark specks on it if he has mites.
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    Re: Mites or colouration?

    Thankyou I will try this and see their is some but with his colouration itís hard to tell plus I use coco coir aswel as husk for substrate so that doesnít help either


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    You could also move him to paper towel substrate for a couple of days. You would start to see mites on the paper towel pretty quickly if he has them.
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    Re: Mites or colouration?

    Yeh Iím doing that tomorrow going to completely empty out his whole Viv and put him on paper towel with just his two hides plants and water bowl once they have also been deep cleaned


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    Re: Mites or colouration?

    What im worried about heís not my only snake I have him in the reptile room with my 3 other snakes tge others are fine eating no sign of anything itís just him


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    Re: Mites or colouration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebell_1990 View Post
    What im worried about heís not my only snake I have him in the reptile room with my 3 other snakes tge others are fine eating no sign of anything itís just him
    Once you get a collection of more than a couple snakes it is a good idea to take quarantining (isolation, testing, possibly prophylactic treatment for mites of any snake that comes from anywhere but directly from a 100% trusted breeder) seriously. Doing so would eliminate any mite worries in the future, but of course there are far more damaging things than mites to try to keep out a collection.

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    Re: Mites or colouration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Malum Argenteum View Post
    Once you get a collection of more than a couple snakes it is a good idea to take quarantining (isolation, testing, possibly prophylactic treatment for mites of any snake that comes from anywhere but directly from a 100% trusted breeder) seriously. Doing so would eliminate any mite worries in the future, but of course there are far more damaging things than mites to try to keep out a collection.
    Iíve had him a while now my new snakes are quarantined always downstairs away from my other snakes I have no new snakes the last girl I got came out of quarantine over a month ago the only thing I can think is I didnít freeze my substrate this time round silly I know but thatís the only thing


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    Another agree that it looks like his markings.
    Boys are known for going off food this time of year with breeding on the mind.

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