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two things i need to say 1: I got the oxilic acid smoker and it works quick, i could see the bees moving around with the smoke all around them and later the beetles were leaving the hive plus I think those mites were COMPLETLY wiped out!i didn't see them anymore , ANd it made them bring more polin in after also
is it normal to get a little bit of a headache after smoking thme with oxilic acid powder? im guessing yes and im also saying WORTH [email protected] LOL https://www.beesource.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
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im tickled that the bees made it through the winter and the miites and beetles are Wiped out

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oh and how come the faces and thums up and stuff doesn't work I dragged it over to the meesage , now its things to click on, thats ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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its like you have to be a computer genous to post stuff!!!! harder then keeping bees !!!!! looking foward to taking some of that sweet honey soon
 

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If you got a headache from vaporizing OA, my bet is that you did not use a respirator (also speaking from experience). Please use one going forward. OA vapor will do long term and permanent damage to your lungs. The $20 you spend will be well worth it. Yes, it does work quickly. The next 3 day after vaporizing, the mites will drop like crazy.
 

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Don't "drag" the emojis, double click when you want to add one, it will go where the flashing cursor in your script is.

Oh, and what they said..
 

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oh ok, :lpf: yeah it works i geuss

well ok about the oxalite acid smoke maybe but the honest thing is i dont mind the feeling so much, a little headache but i think it made me sort of drunk and giggly also which is fine with me and then I got tired also. im looking forward to smoking them with it again !!!!!!!! :thumbsup:
its like one a them jewel vape thing only it kills mites , win win,,

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The ONE time I forgot to put on my respirator when applying OAV did not give me a euphoric feeling at all. More of a burning sensation in my mouth and throat. (I was vaping 16 hives). Not at all like a Juul IMO. But OAV does a great job killing mites when used correctly.
 

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A full face mask is much safer. One day I was doing a vap with only a mask when the wind sent the vapour into my eyes. I didn't think to much about it till my cornea started to separate from both eye balls Every day for 2 years my corneas ripped, the most painful experience i have ever had.If the scale of pain is 1 -10 .I would out this at a 30 . After having the cornea ground off both eyes by the eye clinic, it seems healed ok now. One month with out problems, time will tell. I still use OAV but have a new found respect for it. Full face hask would have saved me 2 years of daily pain.
 

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t the beetles were leaving the hive plus I think those mites were COMPLETLY wiped out!i didn't see them anymore , ANd it made them bring more polin
Hmmmmm........
 

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oh ok, :lpf: yeah it works i geuss

well ok about the oxalite acid smoke maybe but the honest thing is i dont mind the feeling so much, a little headache but i think it made me sort of drunk and giggly also which is fine with me and then I got tired also. im looking forward to smoking them with it again !!!!!!!! :thumbsup:
its like one a them jewel vape thing only it kills mites , win win,,

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I see lil crystals all over my bottom board afterwards.
True.

The vapor turns into crystals inside your lungs,
Not true - the one doesn't follow the other ...

What you are calling 'Vapour' (the white smoke) is in fact a micro-fine crystalline dust. Oxalic Acid only turns into a vapour at a high temperature - as soon as it leaves the source of heat (as in a few milliseconds afterwards), it drops below it's sublimation temperature and becomes a solid again. Only - as it has been a vapour for that short while, it's molecules are then spaced far apart, hence it becomes a fine dust. That's why I much prefer the abbreviation VOA rather than OAV - to emphasise that vapourisation has taken place (past tense), rather than the vapour continuing to exist - which it doesn't.

Also, fwiw - it's highly unlikely that anyone could ever breath OA dust into their lungs - even the slightest whiff of it causes a person to gag, when it then becomes impossible to breath.
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I will assume op is serious. Respirator needed already explained. Your single treatment did not affect pollen at all. They would have brought the same amount regardless. You have tons more mites in your hive hiding under the cappings compared to what was killed so make sure you do two more treatments 5 days apart. learn to do alcohol washes.

While your enthusiasm is great........please be careful to document facts and not what you think you saw. others will search and find your claims and expect the same.
 

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Get a respirator and make sure you get the correct filters. A respirator with the wrong filter does exactly nothing for you. Also, you need to do at least 4 treatments (I do 5) 5 days apart with OAV to have any lasting effect if capped brood is present.

I love OAV, even here in Florida where we don't get a natural brood break. Sure, I have to treat for almost a month, but I can do it knowing that I'm not contributing to building any kind of mite resistance.
 
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