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    Hey guys,

    I was about to make an order, and I was wondering if this mite spray (Natural Chemistry Mite Spray (8oz) - Mite Spray | Josh's Frogs) on paper towels (as instructed by Josh's Frogs) would work on keeping the mites out of my cultures. I am afraid of mites ruining more of my cultures. I wouldn't know if this would be enough, but shipping is certainly enough that I don't want to have to worry about the little buggers killing off all my cultures again.

    I have heard many good things about mite-paper, but I haven't been able to find it. I am not sure where to purchase it. If the spray will work just as well, than I would rather use the spray (and not pay extra shipping), but otherwise I guess I can pick up some mite paper if someone would post where I can find them. Any other tips or advice concerning mite prevention or topics closely related would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks guys!

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    The mite paper is much better than the sprays in my experience anyway although Ive never used that particular spray before.
    Its a real struggle to get the paper in the UK too. I did find this US supplier tho:

    An alternative is placing your cultures in shallow trays of water with a couple drops of washing up liquid
    0.0.2 Ceratophrys cranwelli
    0.0.3 Dendrobates azureus
    0.0.4 Dendrobates tinctorius "Alanis" (tads)
    3.3.0 Epipedobates anthonyi (+tads!)
    0.0.1 Lepidobatrachus laevis
    0.0.4 Pyllobates terribilis
    0.0.3 Ranitomeya imitator "Chazuta"
    0.0.3 Ranitomeya vanzolini
    0.0.6 Xenopus laevis

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