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New Queen has mites


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#1 Offline DDD101DDD - Posted September 8 2019 - 4:08 PM

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So one of my friends caught a new queen today, but there is a reddish dot on it, which I suspect is a mite.

So, 2 questions

1. Is there a mite

2. If it is a mite, how should he get rid of it?

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The thing I circled is what I think is a mite.



#2 Offline Major - Posted September 8 2019 - 4:10 PM

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Pic is not clear, do you have a macro lens or a microscope?


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#3 Offline DDD101DDD - Posted September 8 2019 - 4:12 PM

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No.

 

 

 

Edit:Nevermind


Edited by DDD101DDD, September 8 2019 - 4:40 PM.


#4 Offline DDD101DDD - Posted September 8 2019 - 4:40 PM

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#5 Offline FSTP - Posted September 8 2019 - 5:13 PM

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you can try anesthetizing the ant by placing her in the refrigerator for several minutes and then removing the mite with some needle point forceps.


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#6 Offline DDD101DDD - Posted September 8 2019 - 5:15 PM

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you can try anesthetizing the ant by placing her in the refrigerator for several minutes and then removing the mite with some needle point forceps.

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#7 Offline Canadant - Posted September 11 2019 - 2:39 PM

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Interesting. How did it go? Update, please.

#8 Offline DDD101DDD - Posted September 11 2019 - 3:15 PM

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Interesting. How did it go? Update, please.

My friend couldn't get the queen to calm down. Currently considering getting hypoascis mites. 






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