Searching for a rare springtail

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  1. davholla

    davholla No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Sadly without success, Caprainea marginata is meant to live on Keston common near me, although despite about 5 hours total searching so far I have never found it.
    This time I did get some mites and a psuedoscorpion (hopefully it has not just eaten a Caprainea marginata)
    All of these are on newspaper, I found them by sieving leaf litter onto it.

    [​IMG]Mite EF7A2601 by davholla2002, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Mite EF7A2596 by davholla2002, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Psuedoscorpion EF7A2637 by davholla2002, on Flickr


     
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  2. Jeff G

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    Like the psuedoscorpion.
     
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    Horrible looking creatures, number three is best of the bunch...............
     
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    Those things must be incredibly small. The pseudoscorpion is my favorite. Well worth your effort. Thanks for sharing something I haven't seen before.
     
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  5. davholla

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    Thank you for your kind words they were from 1mm to 3mm long (the longest was the pseudoscorpion).
    The lens goes up to 5x which is good because with the naked eye, I could not see details clearly.
     
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    Fujidave They Call me the wanderer Supporting Member

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    Interesting set of shots, really do like the pseudoscorpion.
     
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    Another vote for the pseudoscorpion.
     
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