Please fill out MITE template!!

For the discussion of any creepy crawlies that may have taken up residence in your tank, including mites. Please note that isopods have their own forum.
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Witchy-poos
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Post by Witchy-poos » Wed May 21, 2008 5:37 am

Don't know if this will help or not, but I had some Hermies arrive with Mites on before I knew to look for them(I was a newbie) and I had already introduced them to the main tank. The mites didn't survive, and I've never seen any since-apart from on new crabs-and then I bathe them off. They were all yellow/brown tiny grains, all over the crabs exo, but mainly on the shield, but running all over, not just on the joints. The sickest crabs always have the most on. I have half EE half sand. I've had lots arrive with them on since I've known to check for them, and never had an infestation in the Iso or main tank-although like I said, I do now bathe them when they arrive. Hope some of this might help you.

**Were your mites from long term owned crabs or new crabs
New

**What kind of substrate were you using when you got them
Half EE Half Sand

**what kind of top do you have on your tank
Previously Tank Hood, now sliding glass

**What is the main type of food you feed - fresh or commercial-describe if fresh the most type you feed (fruit/veggies/meat etc)
99% fresh: meat, veggies, shellfish, fruit, leaves, bark, flowers occasionally good dried mix from Happy Hermit Crab, Hermit Crab Addiction or Crabbage Patch. Huge range of foods.

**What type of mite did you see (white/tan/black/red) and descrip if u can
Tiny brown-gold: grain of sand size

**What time of year did you get the infestation
All times with new crabs

**what room is the tank in (bed/dining etc)
Living

**is your home normally cool in summer/warm in winter or the opposite (like not all of us have central air that kind of thing)
Central heating-slightly coler in the Winter

**is your home normally "buggy" meaning you have lots of other bugs (spiders/centipedes/daddy long legs)
Nope, vitually nope, just a few spiders.

**do you own other pets, if so what kind
3 dogs, Lots of Cage Birds
3 Dogs, 48 Hermies, 2 Finches, 1 Canary and little old me.
7 Jumbos, 11 Large, 11 Medium, 5 Small : All PP's.
3 Micro, 2 Teeny, 2 Medium, 2 Big Medium/Almost Large, 1 Large: Ruggies
1 Micro, 2 Medium:Violas
3 Medium Straws

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HERMEZ
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Post by HERMEZ » Thu May 29, 2008 6:42 am

I appreciate everyone taking the time to fill these out- THANKS
CrAbBy aNd PrOuD
2 PP's~2 Violas~1 Blueberry~2 Indos~1 Ruggie
crabbin since 2005.


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Post by Guest » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:45 pm

**Were your mites from long term owned crabs or new crabs
Long-term crabs

**What kind of substrate were you using when you got them
calcium-enriched sand

**what kind of top do you have on your tank
Wire mesh top with a fabric cover

**What is the main type of food you feed - fresh or commercial-describe if fresh the most type you feed (fruit/veggies/meat etc)
Commercial granular / flakes mixed with organic baby food
fresh fruits and vegetables
oatmeal
occasionally chicken

**What type of mite did you see (white/tan/black/red) and descrip if u can
Both Tan & White

**What time of year did you get the infestation
Spring and Summer

**what room is the tank in (bed/dining etc)
Bedroom

**is your home normally cool in summer/warm in winter or the opposite (like not all of us have central air that kind of thing)
Cool in Summer / Cold in Winter

**is your home normally "buggy" meaning you have lots of other bugs (spiders/centipedes/daddy long legs)
No

**do you own other pets, if so what kind
No


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Post by Guest » Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:35 pm

**Were your mites from long term owned crabs or new crabs
new jumbos
**What kind of substrate were you using when you got them
ecoearth
**what kind of top do you have on your tank
wire
**What is the main type of food you feed - fresh or commercial-describe if fresh the most type you feed (fruit/veggies/meat etc)
fmr food
**What type of mite did you see (white/tan/black/red) and descrip if u can black

**What time of year did you get the infestation
summer
**what room is the tank in (bed/dining etc)
familt room
**is your home normally cool in summer/warm in winter or the opposite (like not all of us have central air that kind of thing)
warm
**is your home normally "buggy" meaning you have lots of other bugs (spiders/centipedes/daddy long legs)
moths
**do you own other pets, if so what kind
cat, dogs, fish, turtle, gecko

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Post by HERMEZ » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:31 pm

thank you :)
CrAbBy aNd PrOuD
2 PP's~2 Violas~1 Blueberry~2 Indos~1 Ruggie
crabbin since 2005.


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Post by Guest » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:48 pm

**Were your mites from long term owned crabs or new crabs
New and some older
**What kind of substrate were you using when you got them
EcoEarth
**what kind of top do you have on your tank
Screen and full hoods
**What is the main type of food you feed - fresh or commercial-describe if fresh the most type you feed (fruit/veggies/meat etc)
Fresh fruits/veggies/ Freeze dried shrimp,worms,meal worms, honey, crabanicals food
**What type of mite did you see (white/tan/black/red) and describe if u can
Tiny white, looks like a grain if sand

**What time of year did you get the infestation
Aug (Summer
**what room is the tank in (bed/dining etc)
Family room room
**is your home normally cool in summer/warm in winter or the opposite (like not all of us have central air that kind of thing)
Central Air unit running now
**is your home normally "buggy" meaning you have lots of other bugs (spiders/centipedes/daddy long legs)
Wood spiders, but not on a normal basis
**do you own other pets, if so what kind
Dogs, horses, fish,

They have taken over everything ....I need to know what I can do


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Post by Guest » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:44 am

**Were your mites from long term owned crabs or new crabs
I owned them for about 3 months
**What kind of substrate were you using when you got them
play sand
**what kind of top do you have on your tank
screen
**What is the main type of food you feed - fresh or commercial-describe if fresh the most type you feed (fruit/veggies/meat etc)
fresh- cracker & veggies
**What type of mite did you see (white/tan/black/red) and descrip if u can

black&small

**What time of year did you get the infestation
summer
**what room is the tank in (bed/dining etc)
patio
**is your home normally cool in summer/warm in winter or the opposite (like not all of us have central air that kind of thing)
76-winter&81-summer
**is your home normally "buggy" meaning you have lots of other bugs (spiders/centipedes/daddy long legs)
no.
**do you own other pets, if so what kind
chickens,geese,cats,dogs,snake

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Re: Please fill out MITE template!!

Post by Jellybean! » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:32 pm

**Were your mites from long term owned crabs or new crabs
new crabs

**What kind of substrate were you using when you got them
calci-sand

**what kind of top do you have on your tank
screen with books on top

**What is the main type of food you feed - fresh or commercial-describe if fresh the most type you feed (fruit/veggies/meat etc)
commercial

**What type of mite did you see (white/tan/black/red) and descrip if u can
white very tiny

**What time of year did you get the infestation

**what room is the tank in (bed/dining etc)
bedroom

**is your home normally cool in summer/warm in winter or the opposite (like not all of us have central air that kind of thing)

**is your home normally "buggy" meaning you have lots of other bugs (spiders/centipedes/daddy long legs)
yes
**do you own other pets, if so what kind
cats and dogs
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TAKES THE TIME TO DO THIS


But at the time I had mites I didn't have proper tank requirements that could be a reason I got them

**Edited to say I added one more question**[/quote]
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Post by Bird » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:35 pm

i just got mites recently, and i'm still pretty mad at them for invading my boys' tank, so i'm very happy to do this! :D

**i'd had them for fourteen months

**using sand and eco earth mixture

**plexiglass lid

**mostly fresh food: seeds, grains, nuts mixture; sometimes honey; fresh fruits; dried mealworms and shrimp for protein and exo health

**they were reddish mites, small head & center portion with a longer third segment. very short legs

**got them during mid-summer

**the tank is in my bedroom

**i do have central air, so my house is cold in the summer

**house usually has lots of spiders and some ants off and on

**only other pet is a (very adorable) dog

i think i'm very lucky because i caught them early on. they were located in the food bowl and one was in a water dish, floating around. ech. i still stripped and cleaned everything and bathed my boys, but didn't find any more. i was pretty strict about taking out their food during the day for around two months, until i found Sultan eating midday. now i leave the dry stuff in, but i still change it every day and take out any fruits or fresh meats every morning.

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