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Giant sprider mite looking things

Posted by dtrade83 8 northeast TX (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 15, 13 at 14:56

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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RE: Giant sprider mite looking things

Look up "worm bin mites ".

I think that this post has solved another mite question.

RE: Giant sprider mite looking things

mite not have.. you never know..


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

RE: Giant sprider mite looking things

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.

RE: Giant sprider mite looking things

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.

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