What kind of mite is this?

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Pinti

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What kind of mite is this?
« on: August 16, 2010, 19:29 »
I have found this mite in my coop but I don't know what kind it is. They can be got rid of with poultry shield but I want to make sure they are nothing too sinister. If anyone knows  what kind of mite it is please let me know!

http://www.centralheating.co.uk/system/uploads/attachments/0000/2357/205Mite_small.jpg?1281983106

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Pinti

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Re: What kind of mite is this?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010, 19:34 »
Not the best picture hopefully this is better
205Mite2.jpg

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Re: What kind of mite is this?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010, 19:51 »
Its a harvestman, not a mite of any description, its a member of the spider family. No threat to your chooks, it's breeding season, so they're everywhere at the mo. Dont panic, they'll be gone in a few weeks  :)
Many pets, a bloke and 2 kids....help!!!

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alancane

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Re: What kind of mite is this?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2010, 20:00 »
They will enjoy it as a night time morsel  :tongue2:
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Re: What kind of mite is this?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2010, 20:08 »
Thank you that has put my mind at rest! I thought I might have had a super mutant red mite on our hands!!

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alancane

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Re: What kind of mite is this?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2010, 22:00 »
If that was a redmite and at that size, I might consider running from it too!
That's the great thing about this forum - there is always someone willing to help us newbies. I have received so much help in the last few weeks, it's been great.

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GrannieAnnie

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Re: What kind of mite is this?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010, 22:10 »
Mind you, if red mite were that size, they'd be a darn sight easier to find!   :D

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Re: What kind of mite is this?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2010, 08:28 »
Mind you, if red mite were that size, they'd be a darn sight easier to find!   :D

and easier to squash lol  :lol:     nickyx
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alancane

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Re: What kind of mite is this?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2010, 08:36 »
As I am only in my first week with my hens, I have yet to meet one and hope I never do.  :tongue2: :tongue2: :tongue2:



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