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Long antenna orange mite RID resistant

Long antenna orange mite RID resistant
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA
June 18, 2017
Size: 1 mm including antenna
This mite is orange in color and I found clusters of them infesting the foam rubber of my IRIS clip containers I keep snakes in. These are not snake mites and were not killed with RID. The antenna are the same length of the body and overall with antennea is almost 1mm in length. All specimens were identical in size and color. They were mostly found in clusters together facing a similar orientation with cluster size varying typically between 10-30 indivuduals. A mildewy smell was observed in infested containers suggesting they might be fungus mites. Disturbed individuals moved quickly across the plastic and some crawled on my hand. There was no attempt at biting and none could be found on any snake. If I hadn't seen the few move I would have thought I was looking at rust.

might be a mite of some kind
need higher-res pics to tell
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Moved from ID Request.

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