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Old 11-20-03, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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where to get nix?

well soon i am going to get a corn or two and i want to do a precausanary treatment. Where can i get nix?
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Old 11-20-03, 03:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Almost any pharmacy. Nix is actually used for treating human mites (head lice, scabies, etc.), and is equally effective with reptile mites.
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I a pretty shure you have to dilute it so what rtio should i use to dilute the nix?
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we use 1:10 ratio and it worked perfectly.
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i'm pretty sure shopper's is the most expensive. try a smaller drug store cause they have less of a mark-up.
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no not 1:10, its 1 50ml bottle to a gallon of water. just mix it up in a milk jug and you can put it in a spray bottle whenever you want. just spray him down all over (yes the head too) and rub him down with your hands too. make sure he doesn't come close to the enclosure too before you do it. don't soak him in it just incase he gets thirsty i sprayed my bp down because he had mites, after the first spraying ive never seen another one. but i kept spraying once a week for about a month
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no not 1:10, its 1 50ml bottle to a gallon of water.. just spray him down all over (yes the head too) and rub him down with your hands too.
Be careful spraying that on the snake's head. Make sure you get the mixture right. That sounds a little strong to me....
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i just used nix, cleo has mite, you mix one bottle of the shampoo nix into 4 L of Distilled water. It will keep for 1 year away fro mlight, put what you need in a spray bottle and put the rest away for further use.
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i use the same mixture as dark angel, however, i hope no one ever has to use 4 L's worth of mixture in a year.
assuming its only for a few snakes, use a 1/4 of the nix bottle, to 1 L of water. That keeps for one year. then use the rest when you need it.

i prefer using a lighter solution and spraying every day for the first week. then twice a week for a few following weeks.

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Does it have to be distilled water or can i use tap water?
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Does it have to be distilled water or can i use tap water?
Tap water will work, the solution will just have a shorter shelf life..really though, the distilled water is only a buck and it comes in a container that is the right size.. Also store it in a dark location. I used it twice(two treatments) on an ATB that I have and it worked well, the first one killed everything, the second was for good measure!! Just make sure the nix is mixed really well and also buy a separate spray bottle for it.

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For kicks sratch at your crotch when you are at the drug counter buying it. Then bump into the person behind you. I did it. It was funny....at least to me.
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