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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:00 pm 
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wow the price has gone up heaps
I use to pay like $14 /$15 a few months ago
Now its $20
If i had of know it was going up i would of brought a few more
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:59 pm 
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carlyschooks wrote:
wow the price has gone up heaps
I use to pay like $14 /$15 a few months ago
Now its $20
If i had of know it was going up i would of brought a few more
500g tin


Last one I got which was about a week ago was $24.95, purchased from a boutique "Pet Barn" style shop, my three normal stock feed places were out and I needed some as was re-doing the rooster night box, and the nest boxes.

Usually pay about $20.

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Ron - off topic
I just pointed someone in OI in your direction re Government lab results on algal blooms - can you resond please

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Yes, the price has gone up. It appears to be in direct response to the rise in crawling pests as a result of the weather. There were a few weeks where it was impossible to get. Now I'm stockpiling it :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:23 pm 
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Those who aren't particularly fussy could consider alternatives that are more widely used and therefore cheaper. This is from another thread. They all seem to work fine to me with no noticeable difference in result.

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Price comparison.

Went to Bunnings today and bought some derris dust.

This first one - Pestene - can't be found in Bunnings - I'm putting it here for comparison.

Pestene 500g - $19.55 from petalia.com.au
Composition: Sulfur 50 g/kg, rotenone 10 g/kg.
Withholding Period: Meat. Poultry: 1 day. Eggs: Nil.

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from Bunnings I picked up500g of:
Yates - Nature's Way Vegetable Dust (Derris) - $4.40 (one quarter of the price!)
7.5g/kg rotenone
No witholding period given

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So that one doesn't have the sulphur and the concentration of the rotenone is slightly less. I think it would still be fine, so I'm going to try it.

I also picked up 500g of Garden Pro Ant Killer - $4.18
10g/kg permethrin
It doesn't give a witholding but I wouldn't expect one for ants. :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:00 pm 
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thanks
have been searching old topics and saw one on alternatives ,yep all for something cheaper as i need a bit,


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:33 pm 
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On the subject of medications, I was told by my produce store yesterday that the manufacturers of Sulphaquin are no longer making it and haven't suggested a replacement.

Anyone know any more about this?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:55 pm 
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That's true, but there's plenty of alternatives available like amprolium based meds, Baycox, or Sulpha D/Sulpha3 etc. We've lost access to one product but it's not really a problem if there are others available.

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I went to get some pestene just the other day, $21.75, a ridiculous price. Had a look at the derris dust, but wasn't sure it would do the job with the lower rate of rotenone and no sulphur.
It was only for one new chook in quarantine, so I dug out the maldison and dipped her, she survived.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:53 pm 
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I have that extact brand of vegetable dust. Can you use it the same as Pestene - dusting both the bird and the nest area?


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Yes. It's just permethrin. It's the same as using Coopex or Permethrin sprays, just in powder form. I usually dip my birds in the liquid form. It works very well. Obviously, you don't feed it to them - just dust them and the nest box - no problems.

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I've used derris dust on the chooks and surface spray on the house with great success against mites.

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Well that's good to know chicken07 because my produce store told me there was no substitute so I will let them know there is and I'll check out the alternatives.

Thanks again.


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 9:22 am 
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Hope it's okay to revive this thread :biggrin:

Just wanted to confirm that I can dust the bedding AND the chook with the "Ant Killer" permethrin dust? Or is it more of a granule than a powder?

My Pestene has run out and I have David Grays but it is far too cold here to dip or even spray lightly for lice/mites, and as usual before trying something new I have got nervous :oops:

I am all for saving money on this stuff, it means more for the fancy feed :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:04 am 
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I'm wondering if it's okay to use the Yates vegetable dust like pester. Thanks

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