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Saul



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:30 pm    Post subject: Water mite ? Reply with quote

Is this a water mite (sorry for the leg) ? Did I damage it somehow ?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:45 pm    Post subject: Water mite Reply with quote

Not an adult but possibly an instar.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Possible Nymphochrysalis. Read the comments on the link for more info.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moce Saul. Worked nice for me cross-eyed but not with my stereo glasses.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smokedaddy wrote:
Moce Saul. Worked nice for me cross-eyed but not with my stereo glasses.

Thanks, James, for glasses your need to flip photos:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, I did that Saul. Nice image BTW.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smokedaddy wrote:
Yea, I did that Saul. Nice image BTW.

Thanks, James !
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice and colourful!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice.
Thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, looks like it is #8
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice images and stereo pairs. Maybe the legs are wrapped against the body as a droplet dried up?

The "tail" and other features look like Arrenurus sp. aquatic mite larva. It is an ectoparasite of dragonflies (first of the aquatic larva then moves onto the flying adults).

Wim von Egmond had some info on Micscape years ago at http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artdec99/mite4.html

I see these fairly often in pond waters in Minnesota USA. Locally they are usually blue. This one is taken with a 10X objective with combination of darkfied and epi illumination with LED flashlight.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eward1897 wrote:
Nice images and stereo pairs. Maybe the legs are wrapped against the body as a droplet dried up?

Thanks for the comment & information !
It is because of glycerin - killed it ...

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The "tail" and other features look like Arrenurus sp. aquatic mite larva. It is an ectoparasite of dragonflies (first of the aquatic larva then moves onto the flying adults).

Great, confirms - "OK, looks like it is #8"
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