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PostSubject: Mites on my Emp   10/20/2010, 12:36 am

I discovered that my emp has mites. I put him in a glass tank with no substrate and put vaseline on what areas I could. he has nothing but a water dish now. What else can I do to get rid of the mites and how long should it take to kill them?
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PostSubject: Re: Mites on my Emp   11/7/2010, 4:27 pm

Ok I have advice for a much MUCH easier solution that works 100% better than vaseline and you dont have to replace any of the substrate or clean your tank or cause any stress to your scorp...

My scorpion had a serious mite problem and after trying the vaseline, submersion, tank clean methods with no luck I ended up doing extensive research and found a tarantula website that recommeded buying predator mites to eat the parasite mites. The species recommended and the one I used was Hypoaspis sp. I bought them online and had them shipped out to me. The company sent directions on how to introduce the mites and it was very easy. After 2 weeks I had ZERO mites on my scorp and have been mite free for 6+ months. I absolutely swear by this method and believe that it is a much more effective and safe method than any other. My scorp experienced NO stress during the process.

The only downfall of this method is that the cost of purchasing the mites and having them shipped was around $60. Totally worth it to me for my scorp, but I happened to be lucky enough to be able to afford it at that time.
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PostSubject: Re: Mites on my Emp   11/18/2010, 1:44 am

You can usually find predatory mites living on the substrate in your tanks . . . try transferring some (a fine-tip paintbrush works pretty well) into the hospital tank.

If your emperor scorpion stops eating, don't panic.
Be nice -- you were a noob once, too
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