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Old 6th May 2009   #2
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Default Re: Anti-mite chemical

If you don't want to use the spray there are some things you can do to prevent or minimize the outbreaks.
One of the easiest is to keep the cultures in a tray of water. Personally I keep cultures that are older than three weeks seperate from the newer cultures. In addition, I microwave the cultures when I make them until they are really hot to kill off any grain mites that are in the media. Many outbreaks are from grain mites wich are going to be in virtually all non-sterilized starch based foods.
If you want to make your own mite paper you can get the mite spray used in snake cages and spray in on newspaper in an area far away from your amphibians and use it after it dries.


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