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underwater mite discovered by Tclenche (#7270)

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Sighting Info

Observed: August 29, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Posted on: August 29, 2015 @ 10:36 PM (diff: 0 days)
Comments:
I see a lot of these both clinging to the rocks on the pond bottom, and swimming freely through the water. I sure wish I knew what these are!

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By sam on 8/30/2015 11:31:43 AM

when I saw your posting, I thought they were Bakeapples. how small/big are they?? good capture, Tom.

By Tclenche on 8/30/2015 12:38:39 PM

they are tiny and numerous, i estimate they are no more than 5 mm across. i hope while i am off this week to capture one alive for more precise measurements. i see most of them stationary on rocks on the pond bottom. Occasionally however, i observe one swimming in the water column, rapidly moving its 6 tiny legs.

By sam on 8/30/2015 1:00:39 PM

Thanks. when I opened posting I saw the legs.

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