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Is this a mite?


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#1 Offline antdoctor - Posted June 8 2023 - 4:38 PM

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In the video it looks more like there was some trauma to her gaster. Or could this be a mite?

 

Formica neorufribarbis queen.

 

https://imgur.com/a/E1mqELj

 

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Edit - Imgur will give you a warning that the link might be NSFW. I assure you there are only ants.


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#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 8 2023 - 6:00 PM

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All I see are springtails.
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#3 Online AntsCali098 - Posted June 8 2023 - 6:31 PM

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Scroll down, you can see a bulge on the side of the abdomen. I'm not sure if it's a mite.

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#4 Offline antdoctor - Posted June 9 2023 - 12:14 PM

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Yeah, it's the thing on the right side of the gaster.

 

I've found another possible mite on a worker's leg. Thoughts?

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#5 Offline AntPerson76 - Posted June 9 2023 - 12:58 PM

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I don't know much about mites, but the mite on the workers leg was way smaller than the thing on the queen's gaster. It does look like it is sticking out of the queen's gaster though, so it could be either. But again, I don't know much about mites.



#6 Offline antdoctor - Posted June 9 2023 - 4:58 PM

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Hmm, fair enough.

 

The queen in question is in exile at the moment. Not sure if I should add her to the formicarium or attempt to remove a mite first.






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