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Offline tjc1

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Tiny scorpion on the bottom board?
« on: September 06, 2017, 05:26:12 pm »
Noticed this on the bottom board today - sure looks like a tiny scorpion. The second photo shows it on its back near a varroa mite, for scale. Anyone know what it is? IT was clearly looking for things to eat - tangled with a live mite for a few seconds... I'm in Massachusetts, so we don't see scorpions here that I know of!





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Re: Tiny scorpion on the bottom board?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 06:49:32 pm »
That is not a scorpion, but a psuedo scorpion.  They eat Varroa mites...
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Re: Tiny scorpion on the bottom board?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 07:01:58 pm »
Thanks, Michael - glad to hear it!

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Re: Tiny scorpion on the bottom board?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 10:09:06 pm »
Who sells them?

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Re: Tiny scorpion on the bottom board?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 12:57:03 pm »
I've never bought one... they just live in my hives sometimes.  Someone might sell them...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudoscorpion
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Re: Tiny scorpion on the bottom board?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2017, 02:44:37 pm »
Last year there was a video out on a group testing them as a mite control. It is good
To know that they are getting into our hives.
Jim