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~When Mites Attack~ | by Eddie The Bugman
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~When Mites Attack~

A rather large Mite on my parents garden refuse bin, I think this one is tucking in to a Psocid nymph, pretty sure of that looking at the shape of the head and the antennae. Quite voracious predators these Red Spider Mites, I think they are good for gardens as I think they prey on Aphids as well.

 

Anyway, dead chuffed with this a 5 image focus stack at x5 on my MP-E. Had a major disaster today, I broke my extension tubes, so have been using my 1.4x extender, not too bad the 1.4x, at x7 mag if you bring the aperture to F/7.1 you can still get decent details :o)

 

Reckon I'm getting Kenko's next, those Meike ones are not as tough as I thought they would be :o)

  

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Taken on August 9, 2012