Images made through a microscope. All subject types.
This is varroa jacobsoni, an external parasite of honey bees,
visible with the naked eye. Meanwhile all bee colonies in
Germany are infected with varroa, i think it is a worldwide problem.
In these early August weeks apiarist do the last treatments to reduce the
varroa populations in their colonies and it is easy to get some mites
This is a brightfield stack with 10 pics, the mite was prepared using
caustic potash solution to clear the body and then covered in glycerine.
Scale bar is 0.5mm.
Thanks for looking.