<< Previous Next >>

Bamboo mite

Bamboo mite
Photo Information
Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-20 10:23
Viewed: 5832
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Bamboo mite.
Bamboo mites can be diagnosed by yellow blemishes on upper side of leaves.
These mites were taken on September 20, 2004 on sheets of Bamboo of the Phyllostachys kind, bamboos which had been just planted on the commune of Montbazon (37200). The nests are located under the lower part of the sheets which take a yellowish aspect because of the disturbance of the chlorophyllian synthesis due to the suction of the phytophagous mites. The disposition of the nests shows always the same arrangement (fig. 1), the dark spots corresponds to the cluster of droppings of the mite. Under the fine woven fabric, one finds eggs, young mites and larger adults (fig. 2). With the observation under a binocular magnifying glass, it is possible to distinguish clearly in the abdomen from the insect from small green spheres corresponding has absorptive chlorophyl. A more attentive observation of the population of the nest makes it possible after incubation of the insects in the lactic acid during a few hours (technical information data by Yves Coineau, Professor with the national Natural history museum of natural History, Directeur of the Laboratory of Zoology of the Arthropods) to distinguish under the magnifying glass two populations distinct of mites. Phytophagous mites from 300 to 400 µm the length (Fig.4) probably of the family of Tetranychidae (Shizotetronychus Celarius variety) and predatory mite of those one, a little larger, of oval form (fig. 3) of the Gamases kind not uropodes, characterized by a flattened elliptic body, relatively long legs (see the work: These tiny animals which surround us of Y. Coineau, R. Cléva and G of Chatenet, dalachaux and niestlé edition, 1997, as well as the remarkable work of Y. Coineau and R. Cleva entitled the Micro Zoo, Borders of Invisible, editions Hachette Paris 1993.) It should be noted that these nest of mites remained "inhabited" all the winter 2004, in June 2005, they had disappeared!! and to my knowledge without any treatment!!

cataclysta, uduputuk, jmp, dew77, RAP, loot, scottevers7, marhowie, cedryk, valy67, Signal-Womb has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To marhowie: technique used about Bamboo miteddg 2 01-22 07:57
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Didier
Beautiful and very informative presentation and note. Perfect photos, very good idea.
Very good job
Best wishes

bonjour didier
merci beaucoup pour toutes ces infos,le travail est excellent sur cette photo.

Visually very beautiful photos, Didier. This kind of photos are quite unusual in TN. It's definetly much more interesting than just another shot of butterfly or sparrow.

Many thanks for sharing your knowledge,
take care,

  • Great 
  • Artur Silver Star Critiquer [C: 43 W: 0 N: 8] (1102)
  • [2007-01-20 11:47]

salut Didier
un superbe collage ! on ne voit pas souvent les acariens sur ce site

  • Great 
  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-20 12:33]

Hi Didier,
Excellent scientific and beatiful document both photos and note.
TFS, José M.

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-20 13:38]

Hello Didier,
Nice to see a new post from you again:)Thisi very interesting collage.I liked your note and presentation a lot.Have a great weekend!

  • Great 
  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-20 13:57]

Bienvenido nuevamente Didier... mucho tiempo sin disfrutar de tus entregas.
Una eximia e instructiva presentación, pocas veces observada en TN.
La perfecta secuencia de imágenes donde puede valorarse el verdadero tamaño de esta garrapata.
Excelente composición con excelente nota...gracias por compartirla.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Welcome again Didier... a lot of time without enjoying your post.
An eminent and instructive presentation, few times observed in TN.
The perfect sequence of images where the true size of this mite can be valued.
Excellent composition with excellent note...thank you for sharing.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Hi Didier,
Amazing job putting this together. Very informative. The photos are all excellent. Excellent!

  • Great 
  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-21 15:30]

Hi Didier

A very well documented scientific or biological study supported with this excellent visual material. This clearly shows how minute these mites are and it really highlights the magnificent job you have performed.

Your notes are super informative and useful. Each slide is clearly described and the differences between the 2 species are evident. Further I am speechless.

Extremely well done and TFS.

Hello Didier.
This is an excellent presentation mf.
Interesting notes and slides showing their nest & the individual mites with clear sharp details. I would like to know more about the actual technique you used to photograph this..
Very well done.

  • Great 
  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-01-27 14:47]

Excellent work Dear Didier! Fantastic details and information.

Salut Didier
Très belle note explicatives de ces acariens et le montage de ces photos est bien réussi.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Bonjour Didier,
Je suis contente de voir une nouvelle photo de vous et qu'elle photo! C'est vraiment très instructif et bien documenté. Il est assez impressionnant aussi de voir les techniques utilisées pour ces photos. Bravo pour ces images extraordinaires. J'ai appris plein de choses avec cet envoi :) Merci,

bonsoir DIDIER

  • Great 
  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-02-01 19:33]

Hello Didier,
Very nice contribution. Mites are not shown too often here :-) You made it in a very good way, showing them in different scales, including microphotography.
Your note is also very interesting!
Best greetings and TFS!

  • Great 
  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-02-05 12:10]

Bonjour Didier !
Ce groupe de photos est très intéressant, car il reürésente une créature minuscules que l'on n'a pas souvent l'occasion de voir - moi en tout cas je n'avais jamais vu ces p'tites bêtes. C'est bien d'avoir inclus la taille des mites, et la note est très intéressante aussi. Félicitations !

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-02-06 1:29]

Hello mon ami,
Une fois de plus vous nous offrez une belle leçon. Les images et la note sont instructives, c'est bien dans l'esprit de TN.
Je connaisais le non des acariens mais je n'en avais jamais vu. Merci Didier pour le partage.

Every time I open your gallery Didier I know I am in for a treat. This is fantastic, very clear and well presented. Iv taken some micro shots myself and its not easy with the shallow DOF. Very much in the TN spirit. Well done.

Calibration Check