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I'm an animator living in New York that also happens to love reptiles with all her heart. I love Dragon Quest, Pokemon, Monster Hunter and PURPLE THINGS??!

My career is animation, but my hobby is reptile keeping. If you have a question, I will answer it to the best of my ability! My knowledge is best on the species I've actually kept, but I know a bit about other species and I can point you in the right direction if I can't answer a question!

As always, feel free to call me out if you notice me making husbandry mistakes. I'm in this to teach about reptiles, but I want to learn about them, too!
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Plinko abandoned me today on our walk.  I’ll always miss him.

kittykura28:

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i-am-teh-celtic-guardian:

I love how the creators of Yu-Gi-OH have no fucking idea how angles works. 

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The master of all yaoi hands. 

DEAR LORD

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This hissy pissy has been roaming her enclosure even though I just fed her yesterday.  What’s wrong, Bumble?

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I heard that you have successfully treated for mites? How did you do it?
flygex-eatin-on-softies flygex-eatin-on-softies Said:

obsidiandragon:

flygex-eatin-on-softies:

I don’t know where my mites originated from, but in a short amount of time, Sniffie, Raisinet and Plinko all had them.  What I did seems to have worked, because I haven’t seen them since.

You’ll want two products. Provent a mite and Nix.

First I would take the animal out and soak it in water.  While it’s soaking, completely clean out the entire enclosure.  Using Provent a Mite, follow the instructions on the can EXACTLY.  Let it air dry very well.  You want to make sure you don’t smell it at all before you put your animal back in. Whatever substrate you’re using, switch to white paper towels for the time being.  Other than a few hides and a water dish, don’t put in any decorations.  You want the enclosure as sterile as possible, so the mites have nowhere to hide.

Then, you’ll want to make a Nix solution.  

These things helped me get rid of my mites for good.  Be very careful with the provent a mite, it’s very powerful.  Don’t double up spraying the enclosure with nix and PAM, the nix is just for the animal and any new substrate you’ll be putting in.

Also don’t ever soak your animal in the nix solution, because they could drink it.

You shouldn’t have to reapply the provent a mite, but you might want to keep spritzing with the nix solution if you still see mites after the initial treatment.  Just make sure to not get any in the water, etc.

Others can feel free to chime in, but I’m pretty sure that’s how I did it.  I also sprayed the Nix all around my apartment and in my carpets so I didn’t have to worry about them hiding.  The Nix solution is relatively safe, so I wasn’t really afraid to use it as a preventative measure.  The PAM is much stronger, so use it sparingly.

WARNING: If you have a GARTER SNAKE, you should not use provent-a-mite. Some garters seem to be sensitive to it in a way other snakes are not, and garters have died after this product was used, even when following the directions. One person in a forum thread even reported losing a hognose.

http://www.thamnophis.com/forum/husbandry/13736-horror-story-i-hope-everyone-can-learn.html

There is an alternate application method mentioned in the thread that MIGHT work, but please be aware of the risks regarding this product.

Nix contains the same chemical and might also be unsafe. Again, someone in thread mentions some deaths related to using a lice shampoo, although no name was mentioned.

Good to know.  I understand PAM and Nixaren’t completely safe, but there doesn’t seem to be a 100% proven way to get rid of mites for good while using only safe products.  In this thread it says that the permethrin can leak into plastic and give off fumes long after it’s dried.  That, I did not know.  I think at the time all the enclosures I was treating were glass; I didn’t spray any plastics at all. So apparently Hognoses and Garters are sensitive to permethrin and can die from it.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
do not grip that mean too tightly!! the little bab
flygex-eatin-on-softies flygex-eatin-on-softies Said:

i grip so hard his guts come out like gusher!

This game is a little less scary while gripping a bean tightly ;;

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thankyoucorndog:

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digivolvin:

YEE

AGAIN

I’ve never hated a post more

A video of me and flygex-eatin-on-softies

how did u know

It’s taking FOREVER FOR HIM TO SHED UGHHH

Asker treeboa Asks:
what's that plastic 'shelf' in raisinet's cage? i've seen those around and i'd love to get some for my snakes.
flygex-eatin-on-softies flygex-eatin-on-softies Said:

Mmmm, I think I got those at Bed Bath & Beyond! They’re bathroom shelves!  Yannow, for the shower n stuff?  Here’s some examples on Amazon!  Be warned, they don’t stick well to PVC.  They work really well on glass, though!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I heard that you have successfully treated for mites? How did you do it?
flygex-eatin-on-softies flygex-eatin-on-softies Said:

gears-keep-turning:

flygex-eatin-on-softies:

I don’t know where my mites originated from, but in a short amount of time, Sniffie, Raisinet and Plinko all had them.  What I did seems to have worked, because I haven’t seen them since.

You’ll want two products. Provent a mite and Nix.

First I would take the animal out and soak it in water.  While it’s soaking, completely clean out the entire enclosure.  Using Provent a Mite, follow the instructions on the can EXACTLY.  Let it air dry very well.  You want to make sure you don’t smell it at all before you put your animal back in. Whatever substrate you’re using, switch to white paper towels for the time being.  Other than a few hides and a water dish, don’t put in any decorations.  You want the enclosure as sterile as possible, so the mites have nowhere to hide.

Then, you’ll want to make a Nix solution.  

These things helped me get rid of my mites for good.  Be very careful with the provent a mite, it’s very powerful.  Don’t double up spraying the enclosure with nix and PAM, the nix is just for the animal and any new substrate you’ll be putting in.

Also don’t ever soak your animal in the nix solution, because they could drink it.

You shouldn’t have to reapply the provent a mite, but you might want to keep spritzing with the nix solution if you still see mites after the initial treatment.  Just make sure to not get any in the water, etc.

Others can feel free to chime in, but I’m pretty sure that’s how I did it.  I also sprayed the Nix all around my apartment and in my carpets so I didn’t have to worry about them hiding.  The Nix solution is relatively safe, so I wasn’t really afraid to use it as a preventative measure.  The PAM is much stronger, so use it sparingly.

PAM has also been known to be lethal to hognoses, so use with care!

AH RIGHT I forgot about that!  PAM is lethal to hognoses!  Don’t use it in a hognose enclosure.

Raisinet is getting large and beautiful =w= Love her…

maximumbuttitude:

flygex-eatin-on-softies:

maximumbuttitude:

Dinner Duel: the DAREDOWN STAREOUT HOEDOWN DOWNTOWN

still trying to find a decent feeding dish that Plinko doesn’t try to shake around like a boofhead.  How’s this one working out for you? :O

it is Very good! I have had no problems, I think its because 1) the backboard bit keeps a dog from trying to walk over it, and 2) the center of mass of the Foodus is pretty low and spread so it doesn’t tip so easily. this is actually a corner litter bowl for hamsters and whatever U:

wooooohHHHH!  thanks so much!  I’ll look into it! :D

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bloodstainedvibrator:

bloodstainedvibrator:

selections from the watercolor series I don’t want your love unless you know I am repulsive, and love me even as you know it. 

Emily Kaelin

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Such amazing artwork, check her out !

i looooove art like this. ugh, so inspiring.

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ichthyologee:

this is too real

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