What Is This Bug, found in my coop just now?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ClareScifi, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is magnified.
     
  2. Featherlyadvice

    Featherlyadvice Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it iridescent?
     
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  3. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Slightly, yes, in the close-ups, but the actual size of this greatly magnified bug is a pinpoint or microdot.
     
  4. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did a swipe under the wooden chicken roost about a half an hour ago, with white paper. Dozens of them were running rapidly on the paper, and this was a close-up of one.
     
  5. Featherlyadvice

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    It definitely has the shape, size, and body of a mite, but I can't find any information on one that has an iridescense. I would check the flock to make sure that they are clean and treat for mites. If they are in the coop, then I would think they may feed at night.
     

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