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Here is mine. I found some dirt under a deck and used 1/4 inch hardwire to strain out the bigger pieces.  The dirt was dry making it ideal.  The dirt bath is under a covered area so ideally it will stay dry.

 

 

The box is made out of 1x6 cedar.  I think the box is 20 inches by 24 inches or so.

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Super formal, lol - it's an area of the horse pasture where the vegetation is gone and we've worked the dirt up for them.

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Interested to get more info on dust baths. Is it crucial that they have this? After reading a few posts I was thinking of a small plastic tub, with half sand half food grade DE. 

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I am not sure how it works.  They love it.  I think the mites stick to the dirt and fall off with the dirt.  Someone else will have a better explanation.

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