Nice Mite photos

A few nice Mite images I found:

Mites on the underside – Japanese Maple

Image by avlxyz
Help! Our Japanese Maple seems to be infested with mites, lots of them!

I noticed the leaves dropping off a few weeks ago, but I put it down to the heat wave we had back then.

This morning, I decided to take a closer look, and it didn’t look good at all! At first I thought that it might be some fungal or bacterial infection, but on closer inspection of the underside, it looks like the mites have been busy!

I gave it a light coat of pyrethrin insect spray. I should have used some insectical detergent or sulphur instead. Too late now :)

- mites on the underside
- infested leaf
- holes in leaves
- diseased trunk

mites escaping

Image by Cornell Fungi
tarsonemid mites in a student’s petri dish. See how they can climb right over the inner lip and get out into the space between the top and bottom halves of a petri dish. Little devils! Might be charming if they weren’t little vectors that track various molds and bacteria through our cultures.

Mate, you got mites!

Image by Gabriela Ruellan
The mites can be seen among the hairs of its mandibles, like ticks on a cat or dog.
Typical "collector’s beetle", rather large (4,5 cm / 1.8 inches from mandibles to abdomen) and fierce-looking, though this guy was very docile. Was released on a fallen tree.

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Se pueden ver los ácaros que tiene entre los pelos de las mandíbulas, como si fueran las garrapatas de un gato o perro.
Típico "escarabajo de coleccionista", bastante grande (4,5 cm desde las mandíbulas hasta el abdomen) y aparentemente amenazador, aunque este fulano era muy dócil. Fue liberado sobre un árbol caído.

Mallodon spinibarbis
Español (en Argentina): taladro grande

Distribution range / Área de distribución: Roughly, from Mexico to Argentina / A grandes rasgos, desde México hasta Argentina

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Does My Indoor Cat Need…? (Part 1)

I’ve had several friends recently ask me about the wellness needs of their indoor cats. I also encountered a lot of customers during my time at the clinic who were surprised to hear our health recommendations for their indoor cats. … Continue reading
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It’s not ideal photographing dogs near to a pile of parked cars, which is how it always is in the square above the basilica in Menton.

Meet Thea, a beautiful Siberian Husky who comes from Cuneo in Italy. She’s 3 years old.

Aren’t those blue eyes amazing…


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Question by jjamie: TICK
I found a tick on my dog today during her bath.
Do you know any good brands of tick remover,
I take her on her daily walks and am afraid she might
catch some more, help?

Thanks ! :)
FLEA! I mean we found fleas, my bad.

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Answer by banksee

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Jump! A to Z Challenge

A new toy is always worth kicking up your heels!

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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Wellness Wednesday: Project Meru

I have a finely tuned ability to talk myself out of anything remotely interesting. It’s very easy to stay with what is comfortable. Making a change, well, that is hard. And I’ve found personally speaking, trying the whole “make little changes every day” with no goal in mind doesn’t ever really cut it. I need to make a big dramatic decision, commit to it, and then figure out what small series of changes need to take place in order to make it happen.

Case in point: I like hiking. I’d like to do it more, especially since we live in such a great area for it. The dogs would love it too. But do I do it? No, because that takes planning and I never get around to it.

And yet I decided, when I’m in Tanzania again in June for a World Vets trip, to tag along with our team leader Dr. Teri as she- and now I- tackle Mt. Meru, Tanzania’s second-highest mountain after Kilimanjaro.

Do I camp? Not really.

Do I hike? Occasionally.

Do I know anything about hiking and camping at altitude? Nope. So why would a person who really doesn’t do much backpacking decide to make their inaugural wilderness adventure a 14000 foot slog on another continent? Well, if you must know, my dad called me a wimp all the time when I was a kid, and I’ve spent the last several decades trying to prove him wrong.

There’s other reasons, too. I spent the first five years after I had my first child falling down that sinkhole of taking care of everyone in the family except myself- a story I know I am not alone in- and I was terribly unhappy about it. I didn’t want to be unhealthy, didn’t want to set that example for my kids, and wanted them to know they should value themselves and those around them enough to make healthy choices.

Having a dog, by the way, is a great motivator for this sort of thing. They don’t walk themselves, after all, and they are just SO DARN EXCITED about going for a walk it’s impossible for it to not rub off at some point. Brody played a great role in helping me stick to a routine. I had to. If he didn’t get exercise he’d eat furniture.

So why not take it a few steps further? I figure I have a good 10 more years where cold long hikes with no showers sound appealing and I might as well take of advantage of it while I’m youngish enough to be able to recover from any damage I do. And that is how I wound up here, not a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, not an elite athlete, but a mom of two young kids who decided to do something big to show that even us run-of-the-mill, suburban-dwelling, dog walking, Starbucks loving, reality-TV-watching types can achieve something way out of our comfort zones if we’re willing to take a risk.

Now, making a decision like this is admittedly standing on the razor sharp precipice between brave or stupid, depending on how you look at it. I’ve researched the climb enough to realize it’s certainly within the range of possibility for me to manage, as long as I prepare well. And fortunately for me, I have a willing cohort who is happy to be a hiking buddy / mountain lion deterrent.

Brody and I will be working on our endurance together over the next 2 months, and although he won’t be able to come with me on the culmination of all the preparation, I consider his support an integral part of my training program. (As much as I love Koa, I know her fitness level and her age make her unsuitable for strenuous exercise, so she’ll continue her more age-appropriate gentle walk regimen.)

I’ll be talking about the hikes itself, the gear we end up using, and any health concerns for him or for me that pop up along the way. Hopefully some of you who are also venturing out into the blossoming spring will jump in with your own stories or advice and it can be a team effort! Trust me, I’ll need all the pep talks I can get.

Day 1: It's all fun and games at sea level.

And off we go on an adventure!


Pawcurious Vet Blog: With Pet Blogger and Veterinarian Dr. V

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Hiring A Miami Locksmith Company

One of the most frustrating experiences a person can go through in their everyday lives is locking themselves out of a car. No matter if you are locked out of your car, home, office or something else, it is extraordinarily inconvenient and sometimes very time consuming. If you find yourself in the awful situation where [...]

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Mite M – Het spijt me (part 2) (officiele videoclip)

Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Labs That Seizure and Have Itchy Skin May Improve With the Dog Dish Diet

Testimonials like the following keep me motivated to spread the word about how better nutrition solves many medical problems. I was not taught that altering the diet could have such profound effects, but after my experiences, I could never go back to the cycles of medication that I used to rely on.

Dr Greg,

It was nice seeing you today, and discussing Trapper and your book.
Trapper (TJ) has been on your Dog Dish Diet for 2 years. Prior to him going on the Dog Dish
Diet, he would have as many as 3-4 seizures a month (that we saw) we have not witness any
seizures since the Dog Dish Diet. He also has not had any hotspots since either. This just makes
perfect sense to us to continue. I only wished I had this knowledge for our other dogs.
We will continue the Dog Dish Diet for all our dogs.

Making his food is very simple, all I do is cook chicken thighs in water for several hours, making
a nice broth, add fresh carrots, green beans and spinach. I make enough for about 2-3 weeks,
freezing half.
We have placed him on a chicken and rice kibble. He receives his chicken mixture stew
(warmed) every evening with his kibble.
I was adding barley and corn in his stew and he was having bouts of
diarrhea,(with your help) I removing these two items, he has not had any problems since.
TJ receives in the morning a raw egg 1-2 times a week and also olive oil on his kibble.
Since, TJ has been on the Dog Dish Diet, it has been easy to keep his weight off. His coat is shiny
and smooth and there is no indication of flaky skin.
Thank you Greg, for researching and writing this book and for helping TJ along with
many other of our fur-ever family members.
I look forward to your crock pot book.
Debbie & Steve Andrade
Gilroy, CA




Dr. Greg’s Dog Dish Diet

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Pug Celebrates Easter Brunch with Bunny

Canine correspondent Phoebe Rose celebrated the Easter holiday with her bunny buddy. You can read all about the roving Rover reporter’s take on all things Tinseltown by hopping over to her…

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