The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum!


 
HomePortalCalendarFAQSearchRegisterMemberlistUsergroupsLog in
ChatBox

Share | 
 

 Identification of mites

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
gtm15782
Pandinus


Number of posts : 12
Age : 35
Registration date : 2012-06-17

PostSubject: Identification of mites   6/21/2012, 2:09 pm

Hi Guys

Just been doing a spot clean of one of my emporer scorpion enclosures that houses 3 juvenile scorps in.

I fed them a couple of waxworms that I thought had been eaten but just found one that had turned into a pupa if thats the right word and then died.

It smelt a little bit and was covered in small white mites (I am trying to upload pics now)

The mites were obviously feeding on the dead insect so I'm guessing they are just a cleaner mite but can someone just identify them once I have uploaded the pics just to confirm they are ok and nothing to worry about.

Thanks
Gary
Back to top Go down
View user profile
tfleming
Tityus
avatar

Number of posts : 589
Age : 65
Location : Cedar Creek, Tx
Registration date : 2011-07-18

PostSubject: Re: Identification of mites   6/21/2012, 2:25 pm

I've never seen anything like that. Sorry I can't help. This might help.

http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/t8383-how-to-ridding-tropical-enclosures-of-mites
Back to top Go down
View user profile
gtm15782
Pandinus


Number of posts : 12
Age : 35
Registration date : 2012-06-17

PostSubject: Re: Identification of mites   6/21/2012, 2:48 pm

Thanks for the reply, I'd rather not go the biological warfare way just yet especially if they are not harming my inverts or reps that are in the same room so if no one can help identify them ill order some of those just to make sure but would rather get a positive ID so I know what I'm dealing with
Back to top Go down
View user profile
liocheles
Centruroides
avatar

Number of posts : 103
Age : 28
Location : Malaysia
Registration date : 2011-06-15

PostSubject: Re: Identification of mites   6/21/2012, 3:09 pm

take a look here, i've post out the micro pic of the mites.

mites close up pic

they are mesostigmata that i believe in Acathrix sp and also Amrinus sp. be careful if they're not cleaner, they're not just eat the left over food, they also might stress out your scorps till death. Twisted Evil
Back to top Go down
View user profile
gtm15782
Pandinus


Number of posts : 12
Age : 35
Registration date : 2012-06-17

PostSubject: Re: Identification of mites   6/21/2012, 3:44 pm

Yeah that is what I'm worrying about, I'm going to try and get a good look at them tonight and see if I can spot any actually on the scorps, if there are I will be going the biological warfare root Evil or Very Mad
Back to top Go down
View user profile
tfleming
Tityus
avatar

Number of posts : 589
Age : 65
Location : Cedar Creek, Tx
Registration date : 2011-07-18

PostSubject: Re: Identification of mites   6/21/2012, 4:42 pm

Another thing you can do is remove the scorps and allow the tank to dry out that will kill them. Put it in direct sun light. Make sure to change out the substrate and clean up any body parts after you feed, to help keep them down. It worked for me in my emps.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
liocheles
Centruroides
avatar

Number of posts : 103
Age : 28
Location : Malaysia
Registration date : 2011-06-15

PostSubject: Re: Identification of mites   6/25/2012, 8:32 am

tfleming wrote:
Another thing you can do is remove the scorps and allow the tank to dry out that will kill them. Put it in direct sun light. Make sure to change out the substrate and clean up any body parts after you feed, to help keep them down. It worked for me in my emps.

+1

better change out the substrate.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Identification of mites   

Back to top Go down
 
Identification of mites
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Identification of mites
» Substrate... and mites.
» Confirmation and Identification
» Dealing With Mites?
» My emperor has mites

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum! :: The Scorpion's Lair :: Scorpions In General-
Jump to: