Mystery material on sticky board
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  1. #1
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    Default Mystery material on sticky board

    This mystery material was found on a sticky board at a friend's hive located near Elmira, Oregon. I haven't a clue as to what this material is. Even after showing others with microscopes, still it is a big mystery. Does anyone out there recognize this material?
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    Default Re: Mystery material on sticky board

    What's its size and texture? Judging just by looks and the other stuff in the vicinity, it looks like leaf parts
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    Default Re: Mystery material on sticky board

    I think it looks more like parts of an invader which was killed and torn apart.

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    Default Re: Mystery material on sticky board

    Eikel, I should have included size. The individual pieces are about 2 to 3 mm. They are quite soft. According to the beekeeper who gave me the samples she said there weren't any plants in the area that look anything like this. I had asked her if she ever took supers off the stack and placed them directly on the ground during an inspection. She replied that she had but again none of the plants in the area around the hive were like this.

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    Default Re: Mystery material on sticky board

    Miniature lobsters, crabs, or craw daddies.
    Oregon, wow.
    Nothing like that east of the Rockies. So far...

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    Default Re: Mystery material on sticky board

    Could be parts of this, they migrate and die in cold climate.

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    Default Re: Mystery material on sticky board

    Quote Originally Posted by SiWolKe View Post
    Could be parts of this, they migrate and die in cold climate.

    http://totenkopfschwaermer.info
    That is one freaky looking bug! Glad they aren't the size of Volkswagens.
    Neill
    Herbhome Farm USDA zone 7a

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    Default Re: Mystery material on sticky board

    Quote Originally Posted by beecron View Post
    I think it looks more like parts of an invader which was killed and torn apart.
    X2-my first guess--only a guess
    Neill
    Herbhome Farm USDA zone 7a

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