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Stored Products Mites (Family Acaridae)

Observer

maddiesmenagerie

Date

April 4, 2023 01:33 AM CDT

Description

These mites have ABSOLUTELY INFESTED my 40gal hermit crab terrarium under my nose. There are piles of them on the floor of the tank, they loosely cover the glass walls, and even are found on the mesh lid and on the outer walls of the terrarium. Quick searches on common infestation sources of terrariums suggest grain mites but again I don’t have any way of being sure since I don’t really do mite identifications. I don’t know anything about mites but they seem mainly interested in the food bowls and not particularly in the crabs. I’m sure the crabs, resident isopods, and resident springtails aren’t happy with them crawling everywhere and eating all the food, though.

I had hoped they may be booklice because I could get extra credit for my entomology collection project, however unfortunately I now have no extra credit but still have an infestation on my hands, haha.

Would love to know what they are, if they’re harmful, what to do about them, etc. if anyone can throw it out there.

Additionally, if by chance you need better pictures (its hard to take clear images of 3D critters like this on my compound scope, especially since I’m inexperienced), I can take more images with the scope focused on specific aspects of the organisms. Just let me know. I’ll also bring them in to my ENTO lab this Wednesday to try and take pictures under a dissecting scope to see if they treat me any better.

Acaridia - Photo (c) Thomas Shahan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Thomas Shahan
jmkosanovich's ID: Zoosubsection Acaridia, a member of Beetle Mites (Suborder Oribatida)
Added on December 4, 2023
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What

Green Pug (Pasiphila rectangulata)

Observer

coletoobservador

Date

July 10, 2021 05:52 AM CDT

Description

polilla

Green Pug - Photo (c) crgillette, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by crgillette
jmkosanovich's ID: Green Pug (Pasiphila rectangulata)
Added on November 26, 2023
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Green Pug (Pasiphila rectangulata)

Observer

coletoobservador

Date

July 10, 2021 05:52 AM CDT

Description

polilla

Green Pug - Photo (c) crgillette, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by crgillette
jmkosanovich's ID: Green Pug (Pasiphila rectangulata)
Added on November 26, 2023
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Garter Snakes (Genus Thamnophis)

Observer

abby48

Date

October 18, 2023 05:31 PM PDT
Garter Snakes - Photo (c) Paul Freed, all rights reserved, uploaded by Paul Freed
jmkosanovich's ID: Garter Snakes (Genus Thamnophis)
Added on October 28, 2023
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What

Yellow Velvet Beetle (Lepturobosca chrysocoma)

Observer

abby48

Date

August 11, 2023 01:01 PM MDT
Yellow Velvet Beetle - Photo (c) Michael Sulis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Michael Sulis
jmkosanovich's ID: Yellow Velvet Beetle (Lepturobosca chrysocoma)
Added on August 15, 2023
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What

African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus)

Observer

garymak

Date

July 11, 2023 11:35 AM EAT
African Jacana - Photo (c) Asrat Ayalew, all rights reserved, uploaded by Asrat Ayalew
jmkosanovich's ID: African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus)
Added on July 31, 2023
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Beautiful Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea spectabilis)

Observer

jerome_1

Date

April 28, 2021 06:44 PM +08
Beautiful Bougainvillea - Photo (c) Mauricio Mercadante, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
jmkosanovich's ID: Beautiful Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea spectabilis)
Added on June 13, 2023
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Golden Canna - Photo (c) Ed Carter, all rights reserved, uploaded by Ed Carter
jmkosanovich's ID: Golden Canna (Canna flaccida)
Added on June 13, 2023
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What

Cauliflower Corals (Genus Pocillopora)

Observer

abby48

Date

December 13, 2022 05:02 PM MST
Cauliflower Corals - Photo (c) DavidR.808, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by DavidR.808
jmkosanovich's ID: Cauliflower Corals (Genus Pocillopora)
Added on February 23, 2023
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What

Indian Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus ssp. indicus)

Observer

garymak

Date

August 4, 2009 10:53 PM IST
Indian Red-wattled Lapwing - Photo (c) Noel Prabhuraj, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Noel Prabhuraj
jmkosanovich's ID: Indian Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus ssp. indicus)
Added on November 15, 2022
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What

Pacific Giant Centipede (Scolopendra subspinipes)

Observer

garymak

Date

September 16, 2021 03:18 PM PDT

Description

A vicious, aggressive, little bugger, we were taught never to touch or go near them as kids.

Pacific Giant Centipede - Photo (c) Karl Questel, all rights reserved, uploaded by Karl Questel
jmkosanovich's ID: Pacific Giant Centipede (Scolopendra subspinipes)
Added on March 13, 2022
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What

Tea Mangrove (Pelliciera rhizophorae)

Observer

asabspade

Date

October 2018
Tea Mangrove - Photo (c) Rob Foster, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Rob Foster
jmkosanovich's ID: Tea Mangrove (Pelliciera rhizophorae)
Added on February 24, 2022
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What

Ox Beetles (Genus Strategus)

Observer

abby48

Date

October 7, 2019 07:33 PM UTC
Ox Beetles - Photo (c) Morgan Hay, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Morgan Hay
jmkosanovich's ID: Ox Beetles (Genus Strategus)
Added on February 23, 2022
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What

Giant Leaf-footed Bug (Acanthocephala declivis)

Observer

abby48

Date

November 5, 2019 12:48 PM UTC
Giant Leaf-footed Bug - Photo (c) Sharpj99, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
jmkosanovich's ID: Giant Leaf-footed Bug (Acanthocephala declivis)
Added on February 23, 2022
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

abby48

Date

September 4, 2021 09:24 PM CST
Misumessus - Photo (c) Margarita Lankford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Margarita Lankford
jmkosanovich's ID: Genus Misumessus, a member of Crab Spiders (Family Thomisidae)
Added on February 23, 2022
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Observer

sam1119

Date

November 29, 2021 09:44 AM UTC
Hemimycena - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Christian Schwarz
jmkosanovich's ID: Genus Hemimycena, a member of Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies (Order Agaricales)
Added on February 14, 2022
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Chenille-Plant (Acalypha hispida)

Observer

dienyuni20201

Date

March 4, 2020 09:25 PM -03

Description

Uma planta com flor cor vermelha, com tronco elevado, porém pequeno, com textura como se fosse de pelúcia. Com folhas verdes, com a borda recortada e pequena com a mesma textura da flor.

Chenille-Plant - Photo (c) swgarnett, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by swgarnett
jmkosanovich's ID: Chenille-Plant (Acalypha hispida)
Added on December 22, 2021
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Oriental Latrine Fly (Chrysomya megacephala)

Observer

flsantos

Date

December 1, 2021 05:23 PM -04
Oriental Latrine Fly - Photo (c) Emily Roberts, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Emily Roberts
jmkosanovich's ID: Oriental Latrine Fly (Chrysomya megacephala)
Added on December 4, 2021
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Queensland Hemps (Genus Sida)

Observer

dawntownsend

Date

September 17, 2021 11:40 AM UTC
Sidas - Photo no rights reserved, uploaded by 葉子
jmkosanovich's ID: Queensland Hemps (Genus Sida)
Added on September 17, 2021
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North American Wood Cockroaches (Genus Parcoblatta)

Observer

carolinashepherd

Date

November 2018
North American Wood Cockroaches - Photo (c) Annika Lindqvist, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Annika Lindqvist
jmkosanovich's ID: North American Wood Cockroaches (Genus Parcoblatta)
Added on July 16, 2021
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