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Old 04-10-17, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Nix pam or frontline

I have heard good and bad things about nix.
I have heard good and bad things about pam.

I also heard pam isn't as strong.

I was wonder if frontline works really well and that it is effective and if it is safe.

i have read and watch a lot videos of people using frontline and saying its really good. that its safe to rub it on your snake.

what do you recommend?
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Old 04-10-17, 03:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Nix pam or frontline

Nix without question. Used it with great success. I treat my snakes every time I clean the enclosures as a preventative measure. I go to reptile shows, pet shops and visit friends with reptiles so you never know when a more can be picked up.
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Nix without question. Used it with great success. I treat my snakes every time I clean the enclosures as a preventative measure. I go to reptile shows, pet shops and visit friends with reptiles so you never know when a more can be picked up.
Hey Dave... That brings up a question from me if you don't mind... When you treat a snake with it do you leave it on and let it dry or do you rinse them off... I've been rinsing them off to be on the safe side but I wanted to know the proper procedure...
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Hey Dave... That brings up a question from me if you don't mind... When you treat a snake with it do you leave it on and let it dry or do you rinse them off... I've been rinsing them off to be on the safe side but I wanted to know the proper procedure...
You let it dry. Don't rinse anything off.
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Hey Dave... That brings up a question from me if you don't mind... When you treat a snake with it do you leave it on and let it dry or do you rinse them off... I've been rinsing them off to be on the safe side but I wanted to know the proper procedure...

Definitely don't rinse it off. That defeats the whole purpose of actually treating the snake.

For the preventive applications, I put my snakes in a holding container and spray them liberally, let it sit while I clean the enclosure, spray down clean enclosure and put the snake back. I replace water bowls the following day.

For treatment of mites you'll want to spray the snake in the same way but also the enclosure, hides and paper towels every 3-4 days. I did this process for 3 months on 1 snake that got shipped in with mites and have been mite free since and not a single other snake on my collection got them as a result.
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Old 04-10-17, 07:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I like frontline myself. Ive been using it on incoming snakes w/o issues so far
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PAM and Natural Chemistry ( if used correctly) is the one, two punch to eradicate mites. It's a type of synergistic effect.
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Still an advocate of predatory mites. They can be used as a precautionary treatment just like the chemicals can and zero risk of getting it wrong and harming the animal and very effective.

In a bio active set up they will actually feed off springtails when no snake mites are present but will not destroy the springtail population giving you 24/7 protection
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Definitely don't rinse it off. That defeats the whole purpose of actually treating the snake.

For the preventive applications, I put my snakes in a holding container and spray them liberally, let it sit while I clean the enclosure, spray down clean enclosure and put the snake back. I replace water bowls the following day.

For treatment of mites you'll want to spray the snake in the same way but also the enclosure, hides and paper

towels every 3-4 days. I did this process for 3 months on 1 snake that got shipped in with mites and have been mite free since and not a single other snake on my collection got them as a result.
So you don't rinse the nix off the snake.?
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So you don't rinse the nix off the snake.?
You don't rinse the nix off anything.
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You don't rinse the nix off anything.
thanks for letting me know.
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