border
sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum
 

Go Back   sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum > Community Forums > General Discussion

Notices

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-03-04, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr-2004
Location: Hamilton ON
Age: 33
Posts: 34
Send a message via MSN to Fox Hound
[MITES] where can i get nix??

3 months ago i had a mites problem... what i did was.... i thoroughly cleaned out my snakes tank... and for the 3 months they were gone...

somehow they came back and i need something that kills them... i i remmeber reading about some kind of insect eating mites, where can i get some? Also where can i get nix? Is it a spray bottle? If so can i spray my snake with it?
Fox Hound is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 05-03-04, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
ChristinaM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun-2003
Location: Southwestern ONT. Canada
Age: 40
Posts: 1,537
Send a message via ICQ to ChristinaM
Nix is available at most drugstores.
It is a head lice shampoo.
__________________
Never argue with an idiot, they will drag you down to their level then beat you with stupidity
ChristinaM is offline  
Old 05-03-04, 09:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Oliverian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun-2003
Location: Oliver, BC
Age: 28
Posts: 973
Send a message via MSN to Oliverian
You have to dilute nix with water though, don't spray it on by itself. I don't know the exact mix as i've never had mites but someone here should be able to tell you.

-TammyR
__________________
Tammy Rehbein
-You can search all day for something and never find it, only to see it in the most obvious of places after you've stopped looking.-
Oliverian is offline  
Old 05-03-04, 10:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Genius
 
mykee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov-2002
Location: Southwestern Ontario
Age: 42
Posts: 6,332
Shoppers Drug Mart. You'll probably have to ask for it, it's usually behind the counter (???????).
__________________
Do not buy from www.strictlyballs.ca
mykee is offline  
Old 05-04-04, 12:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
gonesnakee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct-2002
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Age: 50
Posts: 4,098
Country:
FOXHOUND I bumped the "NIX treatment for mites" thread up on this forum everything you need to know is there. Mark
__________________
Mark's GONE SNAKEE! working with select Colubrids (Corns, GB Kings, EIs) and Woma Pythons
All stock parasite free and established on F/T prey. No PMs please email at gonesnakee@shaw.ca
gonesnakee is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 05-05-04, 02:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Lisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun-2002
Location: Trenton
Posts: 6,075
Send a message via ICQ to Lisa Send a message via MSN to Lisa Send a message via Yahoo to Lisa
I wouldn't use NIX (a pesticide) directly on your snake. It has the same active ingredient in it that both black knight and provent a mite use and with both of those you take the reptile out of the tank and treat the tank.

Lots of people swear by using nix on their reptile and that it caused no ill effects that they immediately saw. how ever you don't always see problems with kidneys and other organs right away, it may be an accumulative effect or just stunt/enhance the growth of an organ.

Now there is a reason that both provent a mite and black knight are more potent. Both are an aerosol and are more of a vapour then a liquid that nix is and are better at penetrating the contents of the cage.
__________________
Neo-Slither (Snake fanatic mailing list) http://<br /> http://groups.yahoo.c...p/Neo-Slither/

May you live in interesting times.
Lisa is offline  
Old 05-05-04, 05:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr-2004
Location: Hamilton ON
Age: 33
Posts: 34
Send a message via MSN to Fox Hound
it doesnt say how much to put in the spray bottle...
Fox Hound is offline  
Old 05-05-04, 06:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Vanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May-2002
Location: Leader, SK
Age: 38
Posts: 2,203
Send a message via MSN to Vanan
Enough to make it a lil cloudy and a few bubbles.
__________________
Vanan
The Herp Room

"The day I tried to live, I wallowed in the blood and mud with all the other pigs" - C. Cornell
Vanan is offline  
Old 05-05-04, 06:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
Please Email Boots
 
Join Date: Mar-2007
Posts: 1,867
Use 1 full bottle / 1 gallon of water.

You can mix it up, and use just part of the solution. It stores well in a cool dark place. Make sure to mix it up really well. I like short sentences.

Ryan
Scales Zoo is offline  
Old 05-05-04, 07:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
gonesnakee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct-2002
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Age: 50
Posts: 4,098
Country:
Lisa do you even know what NIX is LOL It is not a pesticide for one it is a creme rinse for humans that is used in the treatment of head lice & yes a cumlative buildup of any chemical in the liver/kidneys can cause complications in any animal (Active ingredients maybe the same but in much different concentrations). The 2 products you suggest are way more likely to do this then NIX ever is. When used properly NIX is extremely safe & 100% effective. Do you really think that federal health authorities would allow this product to be used in full concentration on human heads multiple times in a row if it did what you suggest 2 ounces mixed with a gallon of water would do? I'll leave this for everyone to decide on their own LOL Mark
__________________
Mark's GONE SNAKEE! working with select Colubrids (Corns, GB Kings, EIs) and Woma Pythons
All stock parasite free and established on F/T prey. No PMs please email at gonesnakee@shaw.ca
gonesnakee is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 05-07-04, 06:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr-2004
Location: Hamilton ON
Age: 33
Posts: 34
Send a message via MSN to Fox Hound
can i spray at his head??
Fox Hound is offline  
Old 05-07-04, 07:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
gonesnakee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct-2002
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Age: 50
Posts: 4,098
Country:
FH yes you can but do not spray it into its mouth. Sometimes when being sprayed in the face they will open their mouths & hiss. make sure you spray between hisses LOL It, the head, is the most important area IMHO as the mites just love pits & eye sockets & the snake can't usually "shake" these ones on its own just by soaking. Good Luck Mark
__________________
Mark's GONE SNAKEE! working with select Colubrids (Corns, GB Kings, EIs) and Woma Pythons
All stock parasite free and established on F/T prey. No PMs please email at gonesnakee@shaw.ca
gonesnakee is offline  
Old 05-07-04, 07:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
Member
 
HeatherK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan-2004
Location: Burlington ON Canada
Age: 35
Posts: 315
Send a message via MSN to HeatherK
You can, however it seems quite uneccessary when you use the Nix solution according to the directions for snake mite treatment (the link has been posted, please read before using the nix). You could spray the snake to get to the mites directly that are lurking in the scales, right along the length of the animal. If you aim the sprayer nozzle upwards it won't upset the snake as much as a direct hit
__________________
~Heather~
HeatherK is offline  
Old 05-08-04, 11:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
Lisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun-2002
Location: Trenton
Posts: 6,075
Send a message via ICQ to Lisa Send a message via MSN to Lisa Send a message via Yahoo to Lisa
Quote:
Originally posted by gonesnakee
Lisa do you even know what NIX is LOL It is not a pesticide for one it is a creme rinse for humans that is used in the treatment of head lice & yes a cumlative buildup of any chemical in the liver/kidneys can cause complications in any animal (Active ingredients maybe the same but in much different concentrations). The 2 products you suggest are way more likely to do this then NIX ever is. When used properly NIX is extremely safe & 100% effective. Do you really think that federal health authorities would allow this product to be used in full concentration on human heads multiple times in a row if it did what you suggest 2 ounces mixed with a gallon of water would do? I'll leave this for everyone to decide on their own LOL Mark
Any chemical meant to kill insects is a pestacide. whether it's meant for human use or not doesn't change this. take a look at muskol, it strips paint yet we put that stuff on us to ward off bugs.

The other sprays I mentioned are NOT applied to the reptile so they are safer then a chemical you apply directly to the snake.

As for the federal health department banning stuff that are bad for you, they allow addictive drugs such as morphine, demerol and codine that do damage to the liver and kidneys over time when there are less harmful and less addictive alternatives available. Heck an overdose of tylonal can fry your kidneys yet it's available over the counter at any pharmacy.

Just because the government allows something doesn't mean it's good for you... the government allows tabacco yet it's proven to be 100% harmful to you. Nicotine is a straight out nerve toxin and the government lets people smoke as much as they want.
__________________
Neo-Slither (Snake fanatic mailing list) http://<br /> http://groups.yahoo.c...p/Neo-Slither/

May you live in interesting times.
Lisa is offline  
Old 05-08-04, 11:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar-2002
Posts: 5,936
Send a message via ICQ to marisa Send a message via MSN to marisa Send a message via Yahoo to marisa
"The other sprays I mentioned are NOT applied to the reptile so they are safer then a chemical you apply directly to the snake."

Yes but doesn't this cause the mites to be harder to get rid of? You can't possible nip them entirely in the bud unless you treat the living adults on the snake.

With NIX it can take one treatment of snake, cage and done. No more exposure to anything. I also believe there have been QUITE a few reported and unexplained deaths from using Black Knight while I haven't heard ONE bad remark about NIX.

And considering all the other products are used at full strength, while NIX is diluted in a gallon of water. If I had lice I'd be using NIX with no ill effects FULL STRENGTH on my head!!!!

Marisa
marisa is offline  
Login to remove ads
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002-17, Hobby Solutions Inc.

right

SEO by vBSEO 3.1.0