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 #520286


Hankferd
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 Tiny white mites

Today I just noticed little white mites barley visible to the naked eye and they jump almost an inch, what are they and how do i get rid of them, can I cook my substrate in the oven, because I just bought some jungle floor, and that stuff is not cheap.

-Hank



10/23/05  02:25pm

 #521522


Redwoman5826
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  Message To: Hankferd   In reference to Message Id: 520286


 Tiny white mites

I,ve done that and they still come back I have hundred and I trying to get rid of them too.



10/24/05  05:44pm

 #522457


Hankferd
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  Message To: Redwoman5826   In reference to Message Id: 521522


 Tiny white mites

Are they harmful to my lizard, I would post pics of them but they are too small to see in the pics.



10/25/05  06:54pm

 #524044


Redwoman5826
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  Message To: Hankferd   In reference to Message Id: 522457


 Tiny white mites

I dont know if they are but I hate them. I am trying to find out more about them. So say they make the lizaed sick and frogs so I will keep you updated



10/27/05  07:55pm

 #525020


Hankferd
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  Message To: Redwoman5826   In reference to Message Id: 524044


 Tiny white mites

Ok thanx



10/28/05  08:40pm

 #568990


Reptifan
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  Message To: Hankferd   In reference to Message Id: 525020


 Tiny white mites

bake your substrate in the oven at 350 for half an hour. You also have to use a diluted bleach solution on the tank (rinse very well) or they will just come back. Jungle earth is the only substrate ive ever had this problem with. Also bake any new substrate before putting in tank.



12/09/05  11:34pm

 #726127


Beanobeansly
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  Message To: Reptifan   In reference to Message Id: 568990


 Tiny white mites

i have the same problem, they seem to not be after my snake, some were on my snake, but only for a ride... has anyone found out what they are... im cleaning all of my cages now, but im more interested in what they are.



04/05/06  04:45pm

 #726149


Anole_keeper
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  Message To: Hankferd   In reference to Message Id: 525020


 Tiny white mites

What reptile lives in that enclosure? Do you by any chance feed that animal crickets?

-Adam



04/05/06  05:02pm

 #726159


Beanobeansly
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  Message To: Anole_keeper   In reference to Message Id: 726149


 Tiny white mites

its a salmon boa... like 5 feet long.... i do have a chameleon that i feed crickets to... but these are definetly not new born crickets....



04/05/06  05:08pm

 #726162


Beanobeansly
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  Message To: Beanobeansly   In reference to Message Id: 726159


 Tiny white mites

oh, and i have a cuban boa with the same bedding, from the same bag... on the other side of the room, it does not have them...



04/05/06  05:12pm

 #726186


Beanobeansly
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  Message To: Beanobeansly   In reference to Message Id: 726162


 Tiny white mites

i used a rainforest bark substrate.. i think it might be from that, but its weird that its only in one tank



04/05/06  05:24pm

 #726248


Anole_keeper
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  Message To: Beanobeansly   In reference to Message Id: 726186


 Tiny white mites

Ok, so baby crickets are eliminated. When I used to use Repti-Bark for my corn snakes, I would get tiny white mites as well. But they didnt jump (I dont think so atleast). Is it Zoomed Repti-Bark that you use?
-Adam



04/05/06  05:52pm

 #726308


Beanobeansly
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  Message To: Anole_keeper   In reference to Message Id: 726248


 Tiny white mites

i forget the brand name... its rather expensive though, yeah, not baby crickets but perhaps not mites? i dunno, but i cleaned the enclosure and am keeping a close eye on the other snake.... weird problem but easy fix... i have had snakes with mites before so i have mite spray and know how to treat the problem but these guys are interesting... thanks for your concern.. if you think of anything, im all ears...


thanks adam



04/05/06  06:22pm

 #757351


Hankferd
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  Message To: Hankferd   In reference to Message Id: 520286


 Tiny white mites

i got some pics of them, here they are



04/25/06  05:19am

 #762049


Blu
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  Message To: Hankferd   In reference to Message Id: 757351


 Tiny white mites

i had this problem 2-3 weeks ago, if they are in one tank they will probably be in all of your tanks, chuck away the bedding and bleach all of the tanks, water bowls, food bowls, cage decorations everything. Get some frontline for fleas and ticks for dogs from your vets. absolutely cover them in frontline (rub into every scale, includes eyes) then put them in a well ventilated bucket for 30 mins. cover all of the bleached tanks in the frontline (it is the vapour that kills the mites) be sure to keep it well ventilated. Repeat this twice!! (7-9 days after the first treatment) Boas have been known to die from this treatment but it is very effective, hope this helps.

btw i did this on all of my snakes (includes boas) and everything is back to normal no mites!



04/28/06  07:11am

 #762275


Hotguy
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  Message To: Hankferd   In reference to Message Id: 520286


 Tiny white mites

if they get on your lizard the can cause a infection.



04/28/06  12:25pm

 #770439


Hankferd
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  Message To: Hotguy   In reference to Message Id: 762275


 Tiny white mites

ok thank you guys, I really appreciate all of you helping me.



05/03/06  08:10pm

 #770501


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  Message To: Hankferd   In reference to Message Id: 770439


 Tiny white mites

i found the easy way to kill off mites of any kind,i know cause my girlfriends burmese python had them for 3 months we did everything we even took her to the vet and that didnt even help finally i did research on snake mites and found out the mites die without a snake so i took the snake soaked it for 4 hrs. and then put her in a clean tupperware container with holes then i put the now mite free snake in a diffrent room and spray the tank with the mite killer stuff from petsmart let the mites in the tank starve for 3 days then wash out tank with hose ur better off throwing out the substrate. two more of my snakes have gotten mites and since ive used this method they were gone 2 days later the least u can do is try it out once sorry its so long bye



05/03/06  08:39pm

 #1804558


RoxyGurl
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  Message To: Redwoman5826   In reference to Message Id: 524044


 Tiny white mites

i have 4 yellow headed geckos and i have just noticed that there are mites everywhere in the tank we have tried cleaned the whole thing out and what not but i was just wondering can they get out of the tank?? like can they get onto my cats or anything like that?? well if anyone knows that anwser i would love to hear from there. thanks...



07/21/08  09:49pm

 #2036772


Broceaus
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  Message To: RoxyGurl   In reference to Message Id: 1804558


 Tiny white mites

ive had black mites also brown ones in my boas cage i left all the substrate in but took every thing else out. i used provent a mite according to the instructions. pretty much spray mix and wait. a few hours later i put everything back in and bye bye mites.

i currently have a problem in my monitor cage. looks like white fleas. larger than mites. dont seem to be biting the lizard but he does seem annoyed by them. iv used provent a mite they come back. ive change substrate they come back. i m lost i dont know what to do. i posted on the monitor forum and i usually get pretty good answers there.



07/09/09  04:02pm

 #2068186


Vincentiscool
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  Message To: Broceaus   In reference to Message Id: 2036772


 Tiny white mites

i think you have woodmite s on your snake.tehre not harnfull but will iritate your snake.try proventamite.i have the same problem right now for my amazon tree boa



09/05/09  09:36pm

 #2298754


WingedWolfPsion
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  Message To: Hankferd   In reference to Message Id: 520286


 Tiny white mites

I’m not sure what everyone is going on about, but if they jump, they aren’t mites, they’re just springtails. No worries.



06/22/13  10:50pm

 #2317292


Bmxking658
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  Message To: WingedWolfPsion   In reference to Message Id: 2298754


 Tiny white mites

I know this is an old post but I was an exterminator and these do sound exactly like springtails. Plus damp substrate is absolutely perfect for springtails.



03/01/16  04:56pm


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