Mites driving my Scorpion nuts

Lopez

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I've got a baby P imperator thats been going ballistic over the last week or so, leaving me a bit confused as to why.

Today I got him under a good light and had a closer look at him - turns out the poor sod has a nasty dose of mites between each segment of his body.

Now I keep things pretty spartan and clean, so I checked out the only place they could have come from - my crickets.

The crickets from my wholesaler have been coming in riddled with the damn things - they look like dust at a casual glance.

Now these mites are obviously distressing him somewhat - I've caught him today scraping his sting over his back in an attempt at dislodging them.

How the hell do I get rid of them? Surely predator mites wont work as the problem is on the scorp not the soil....
 

Kugellager

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You could try letting the enclosure dry out while making sure there is always a full water dish. That won't solve the mite prob on the scorp but will for the enclosure.

John
];')
 

Frank

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But what can we do if ever we have a scorp with mites? (especially when dealing with a hot one)


Thanks, Frank
 

Lopez

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Trust me, even an Emperor gets pretty mean when it's covered in these damn things - they sit between each body segment.
I'm not even sure if the mites actually *do* anything to the scorp except feed of waste food particles etc, but they certainly seem to piss him off.

What to do....:?
 
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