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*There is a lead time on this product. Please order by 10am Wednesday for dispatch the following Tuesday. We do order surplus stock, so your order will be shipped sooner if possible*
The Snake Mite (Ophionyssus natricis) is a parasitic mite that feeds on the blood of Snakes and Lizards. These parasites are fast moving, dark in colour and will often be observed around the eyes, or mouth, of infected Snakes. The parasites cause Snakes and Lizards intense irritation and can influence their behaviour. Infected reptiles may, for instance, spend more time in water attempting to rid themselves of the mites.
Taurrus offers an entirely natural control of the Snake Mite. It uses a species of predatory mite that will quickly consume the Snake Mites, offering a quick and effective solution to infestations.
• Taurrus M - treats 1-2 terrariums / vivariums
• Taurrus L - treats 10-15 terrariums / vivariums
• Taurrus XL - treats 25-30 terrariums / vivariums
• Taurrus XLL- treats 50 plus terrariums / vivariums
Taurrus is easy to use and apply. Simply sprinkle the Taurrus directly onto your reptile, or into the occupied vivarium / terrarium.
Full application instructions are provided on delivery.
Please do not use Taurrus within 2 weeks of using a chemical product.
The Taurrus mites will last around 4 weeks, and repeat applications may be required for large infestations. Taurrus can be applied on a regular basis as a preventative treatment if applying small amounts every 4/5 weeks. Once all Snake Mites have been consumed Taurrus will naturally die out.
You can expect clear results 2-3 weeks after first release of the product.
We advise using Taurrus straight away upon delivery, this ensures best results as the Mites will be fresh.
Just as you can be allergic to cats, pollen, and dust mites, it is also possible to be allergic to the natural substances in predatory mites, feeder mites, and supplementary feeding products. If you are not allergic, but come into close and prolonged contact with certain substances, you could still develop an allergy.