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  1. #1
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    Default New Beek with a microscope- seeing too much?

    I tend to be perhaps too scientific in whatever I get involved with so naturally I looked at a days' deposit on a sticky board (actually a piece of 5" wide masking tape) under a stereo microscope. No mites- that was a primary concern. One dead larvae. Two tiny snails 0.050" long. The thing of concern is the high presence of what appear to be light brown rice grains made up of three segments, kind of like three balls stuck together. The three segments total about 0.024" long by 0.008" diameter (0.610mm x .203mm). One of these things was made up of 10 segments. They are not alive and at x450 show nothing but transparency.

    Does anyone know what I'm looking at? Bee poop? Poop from something nasty? Or should I just ignore it and put my microscope away?

    North NJ, Alt. 385'

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    Default Re: New Beek with a microscope- seeing too much?

    Sounds like wax moth "beans" but will not commit to that. Got a photo?

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    Default Re: New Beek with a microscope- seeing too much?

    I've got good photos but after two hours of trying I was unable to post any photo of any size or source. I'll try again when I have more time.

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    Default Re: New Beek with a microscope- seeing too much?

    wax.jpg

    I think beemilk has it. Do they look like this?

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    Default Re: New Beek with a microscope- seeing too much?

    For me its easier to post the pics to another site, then post the link here. That way you can use a good size, & resolution.
    Dan

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    Default Re: New Beek with a microscope- seeing too much?

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    Found the secret of photo posting!. Diam of unknowns is about 0.008"; but what are they?

    Pete AI2V

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