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Another unknown marsh mite.

Another unknown marsh mite.
Brazelier Island, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
April 8, 2008
Another darkfield photo through my compound microscope. This one came out with pretty crisp resolution. I just made some paper darkfield stops, nothing too high tech. Soon I'll have access to a similar scope that actually has a darkfield condenser on it, and I'm excited to try it out.

Moved from Parasitengona.

Parasitengona, possibly Erythraeidae --det. D.E. Walter
Moved from Mites and Ticks.

shot Mark. Both shots are really nice.

I've been messing with home-made darkfield stops also, so I'll be interested in hearing how well a real darkfield condenser works for you.

Was this a permanent mount? I'm curious what you used for solution since I've not had much luck with the few mites I've tried to photograph. (I'm just a hack though, so I can usually predict that my results will be unpredictable :-)

Me impressed.

I'm jealous! :)

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