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RE: Mites in FF cultures?

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Posted by: otis07 at Mon Aug 11 19:48:08 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by otis07 ]  
   

For those who don't have 20/20 vision or better they are pretty impossible to see withouth glasses. I have good vision and it still takes a few seconds of starring at the culture to see them. For the most part they are smaller than the eye of a needle, so you just look for movement. If they aren't moving it's pretty hard to see. They are clear, and are usually crawling on the top of the ff lid. They are the typical mites, but there are occasionally red mites that find their way onto the cultures as well. To treat it I just start over with a fresh culture and make sure I have fresh supplies and a clean area to prepare the cultures. If you don't want to do this there are "no pest" strips, I have no experience with these so cannot verify thier effectiveness, but I've heard they work.
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