Good bye mites!

H. laoticus

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I'm not sure that will get rid of the mites. They can crawl onto your centipede while it's molting or eating its exuvia.
 

cacoseraph

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a couple few years ago i made a mixture that seemed to kill mites pretty good w/o inordinately damaging the pede


it was something like 50-100 parts water to 1 part dish soap to 1 part lemon juice to 1 part rubbing alcohol. apply somewhat sparingly once a day and after a few days there should be less mites. KEEP IT OUT of the pede's spiracles, though

really, you could even try just the soap and water. the soap acts as a surfactant that lets the normally highly polar water spread into all the little nooks and crannies of the mite. i am kinda guessing it just drowns them and the lemon juice and alcohol don't do anything... but i never tested it
 

thebugfreak

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the alcohol does SOMETHING. i just dont know what. when i was little, i used to kill pests by dropping them in alcohol. they looked like they died a quick, but painful death...
 

H. laoticus

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the alcohol does SOMETHING. i just dont know what. when i was little, i used to kill pests by dropping them in alcohol. they looked like they died a quick, but painful death...
I used to kill roaches with rubbing alcohol as a kid. They died pretty quickly {D
 

thebugfreak

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I used to kill roaches with rubbing alcohol as a kid. They died pretty quickly {D
didnt they squirm and kick like mad before dying? it looked like they were having a seizure for the last seconds of their lives.
 

H. laoticus

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didnt they squirm and kick like mad before dying? it looked like they were having a seizure for the last seconds of their lives.
squirm and kick they did. Very effective. Who needs raid when you have rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle? :D
 

Lucas339

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rubbing alcohol is used as a preservative for inverts. i would use extreme caution with it!!
 

Androctonus_bic

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There is other way to give up mites.
First use anestesia and after that remove it. Better way but it has a little bit more problems.

Cheers
Carles
 
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