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Mites on Rhopalurus Garridoi

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Topic Mites on Rhopalurus Garridoi

Post by exMachina on Thu May 23, 2013 10:29 am

Hi guys, I just want to ask how to remove mites in this R. garridoi(6i). There are only few of mites on her but I'm worried if they eventually become hundreds. I can't brush it because the mites are near her eyes.
Help please..
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Topic Re: Mites on Rhopalurus Garridoi

Post by yames on Fri May 24, 2013 6:06 am

Most mites die if you can reduce the moisture. But since scorpions don't use their eyes for much brush them off if you can do so safely.
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Topic Re: Mites on Rhopalurus Garridoi

Post by exMachina on Fri May 24, 2013 11:43 am

Thank you very much for your answer, sir James. I need to relocate her to other enclosure that is clean from mites.. And I can start to do the operation. Smile
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Topic Re: Mites on Rhopalurus Garridoi

Post by yames on Fri May 24, 2013 6:02 pm

I'm no sir! And I've never had to deal with pasitic mites myself. So I wish you luck.
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Topic Re: Mites on Rhopalurus Garridoi

Post by tfleming on Mon May 27, 2013 11:27 pm

I don't know what the hottest temp you can keep your R. garridoi is, but the hotter and dryer you can make it the better.
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Topic Re: Mites on Rhopalurus Garridoi

Post by GS on Tue May 28, 2013 4:44 am

Preferably not exceeding 34 degree Celsius and never under direct sunlight.
A simple guide on how I kept them Smile
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Topic Re: Mites on Rhopalurus Garridoi

Post by exMachina on Tue May 28, 2013 4:47 am

The temperature of the room is about 34 degree celsius and the I provided a little mist just enough for her to drink. Now, I can only see 7-8 mites on her carapace.
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Topic Re: Mites on Rhopalurus Garridoi

Post by GS on Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:24 pm

Is she better already? Btw, what instar is she currently at? Smile

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Topic Re: Mites on Rhopalurus Garridoi

Post by exMachina on Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:29 am

Yes she is. I didn't misted her for a week and the mites are gone.
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She is a 6.instar female. Smile
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Topic Re: Mites on Rhopalurus Garridoi

Post by GS on Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:48 am

That's great news.

Rhopalurus garridoi are quite prone to mycosis. For 6.instar and above, we should not mist but provide a shallow bottle cap for in terms of water provisioning Smile

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Topic Re: Mites on Rhopalurus Garridoi

Post by exMachina on Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:31 am

GS wrote:

Rhopalurus garridoi are quite prone to mycosis. For 6.instar and above, we should not mist but provide a shallow bottle cap for in terms of water provisioning Smile

Is that so? Thank you for the info sir! Smile
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Topic Re: Mites on Rhopalurus Garridoi

Post by GS on Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:38 am

It's true..
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Something like this would suffice as "drinking dish"
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Topic Re: Mites on Rhopalurus Garridoi

Post by exMachina on Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:29 pm

One more question, in case that they have mycosis, how can I cure it?
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Topic Re: Mites on Rhopalurus Garridoi

Post by GS on Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:45 pm

Different keepers has their ways of dealing with it. For me it's simple, try to control and reduce the humidity/moisture in the enclosure, if it's yet an adult, a molt will most likely "cure" the specimen before death gets his hands dirty.

If the specimen is an adult, hopefully the controlled envirnoment will reduce the spreading of mycosis and allow the scorpion to live to it's fullest Smile

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Topic Re: Mites on Rhopalurus Garridoi

Post by exMachina on Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:21 pm

Thank you for the nice answer, GS. I hope that I will not worry to cure this mycosis thing but prevent it before it happens. Very Happy
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