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Old 08-30-04, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Questions about mites

My fiance just called me and told me he thinks my kingsnake has a mite under his chin, under one of his scales. I have no clue what a mite looks like, let alone how to deal with it. I never noticed this before and I hold him all the time. I've had him for about 2wks. What am I supposed to look for? How do I get rid of the mite/s if thats what it is? Are they harmful? As far as I know, none of my other animals has them.

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Old 08-30-04, 01:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A snake mite is specific to snakes only and if one of your snakes has them they probably all have them. Run a google on snake mites and then you will know if that is what you have or not. As for treatment search the site her for how to use NIX.
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Old 08-30-04, 01:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Okay well, if the mites were on the mice that we fed to the snakes, would they be infected?
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Old 08-30-04, 01:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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NO snake mites are host specific, meaning that they only live/feed off snakes. They are non transferable to mamals etc. Strongly suggest running a search of this site for NIX treatment for mites, Mark
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