Giant sprider mite looking things

dtrade83February 15, 2013

I have something that looks like sider mites in my worm bin but they are the size of a poppy seed which from what I am told Spider mites are small then that. Does any one know what they could be and if they are bad how to get rid of then

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Look up "worm bin mites ".

I think that this post has solved another mite question.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 4:19PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

mite not have.. you never know..


ps: see what i did there.. lol ...

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 7:14PM
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Mites in worm bins seem to provoke a lot of discussion with some people adamant they must be eliminated and others just as adamant that they do no harm, except compete with the worms for food.
What ever poison you might apply to control these mites may also do great harm to your worms.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 7:49AM
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There are numerous types of mites found in compost, chicken bedding, worm bins. It's a mixed population and most are not animal/human issues as far as being prey.......but some are and why finding out whatcha got is wise. You can assume if they're in compost they are not after warm blood.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 11:58AM
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