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Is this a parasitic mite?

mites mite parasite

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#1 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 15 2021 - 6:14 AM


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The one I'm asking for ID is the red mite (the darker colored mite). There are young garbage mites for scale. It has infected three of my colonies. Are the mites harmful to my ants? Any ideas on how to get them off the ants? I couldn't find anyone selling predatory mites in where I live. Please help!!

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Edited by SYUTEO, July 15 2021 - 10:51 PM.

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My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Pheidole parva x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x2, Lepisiota rothneyi x1, Odontoponera denticulata x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Strumigenys sp x1, Odontomachus simillimus x1, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Euponera sharpi x1


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