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  1. #1
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    Some days ago I read a post on a Dutch beekeepers forum about the use of pseudo-scorpions as a possible method to get rid of varroa. A search on the Internet resulted in just a very few hits. Most of the documents were many years old.

    Can somebody tell whether this type of treatment was successful or not?

    thanks,
    Hennie Peters

    P.S.
    I would appreciate links to more information on this subject, this is what I have found so far:

    http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/academic/...l/log0012c.txt
    http://sunsite.sut.ac.jp/pub/academi...l/log0005a.txt
    http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/facult...n/11-12-01.pdf
    http://www.arc.agric.za/institutes/p...rpion/bees.htm

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    That's amazing. I have seen such creatures on a regular basis here at Singing Falls (Oregon). In fact I have seen several around and in the hives. Interesting.
    the ~ox-{ at www.singingfalls.com If this message is edited it is because I have to correct my spelling again. 0_0

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    Hi Ox,

    Pseudo-scorpions were found in hives around the world. New Zealand, South Africa, India, Germany and a couple of states in the U.S.
    Did you notice a difference in the amount of mites in the hives in which you found the scorpions ?

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    http://www.everythingabout.net/artic...seudoscorpion/

    Absolutly amazing check out the pics on this site.
    Procrastination is the assassination of inspiration.
    www.customwoodkitsinternational.com

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    I am totally freaked out! I need to find out more about this!

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    A beekeeper in the Netherlands is breeding pseudo scorpions at this moment. There will be an experiment in Februari. When this experiment is a succes, it will be repeated in May on a larger scale.
    The species used for this experiment is "pselaphocherner", there might be a typing mistake in the name. I cannot find anything about it.

    I'll try to keep you informed.
    Hennie

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    Check this baby out! I found this one in a hive after removing the honey frames for processing.
    I took the picture with my microscope.

    [IMG]http://www.geocities.com/groppelj/ photopagetan.html[IMG]

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    Sorry, maybe this will work:

    [URL]http://www.geocities.com/groppelj/ photopagetan.html[URL]

    If not, just copy and paste the main URL into your address line as follows:
    http://www.geocities.com/groppelj/ photopagetan.html

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    I tried and it won't let me view the pics sorry guys. They are really good. Anybody know how to post pics here? I read the instructions and it didn't work for me.
    JG

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    HERE! TRY THIS ONE!
    THIS ONE SHOULD WORK:

    http://www.geocities.com/groppelj/photopagetan.html

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    Jason,

    try a forward slash at the end: [ /IMG ] and [ /URL ]

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    Since I have dialup and it only connects at 14K I appreciate just having the links so I can open them or not.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    BTW does it occur to anyone else that Checkmite, Apistan, Oxalic acid, Thymol and maybe even FGMO probably kills these?
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Michael,
    It's not a probability. ItÂ’s for sure that the species bred for the experiment does not survive an acid environment. Since I have treated my hives with oxalic acid just before Christmas, I will have to wait for the second experiment to give the bees time to remove the acid from the hives.

    Jason,
    Nice picture, it looks like a vicious carnivore. The enlargement of the picture leaves us no clue about the size. Can you give me estimate of its length?

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    I forget what magnification I had it set on, but as I remember it, it was nearly as small as the lettter J seen here on this reply - J

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    in my case that's 2.5 mm

    But when I change the character size in my browser or the screen resolution, it could be any size.

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    hennep, what is het adress voor dese web pagina? Ik spreek en beejie nederlands maar ik wil graag oofenen.

    translated from rather mediocre Dutch... hennep, what is the address of this web site. i speak a little dutch but i would like to practice.

    thanks, justgojumpit

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    For those of you who did not try to read the forum posted by hennep, go back and scroll down. There is an English post copied from B-L that was quite interesting.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    In the past week I've contacted someone who knows more about it: http://www.bijenhouden.nl/downloads/donovan.txt

    This conversation was in english

    Hennie

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