Three things you didn't know about the arachnids that live on your face
You are not alone. Your body is a collection of microbes, fungi, viruses… and even other animals. In fact, you aren't even the only animal using your face. Right now, in the general vicinity of your nose, ...
Mite sets new record as world's fastest land animal
Move over, Australian tiger beetle. There's a new runner in town.
Worm-like mite species discovered on Ohio State's campus
It looks like a worm and moves like a worm – sort of. But it is a previously unidentified microscopic species of mite that was discovered by a graduate student on The Ohio State University campus.
Researchers find broccoli and cabbage by-product are safe pest control for spider mites
An international research team, led by Western University, has discovered that a naturally occurring plant by-product, which is not harmful to humans, can be utilized as pest control against spider mites – one of the world's ...
Battle for the bees
Bees and other pollinators aren't just pretty creatures, they work for us.
Fertilisers play key role in reducing crop pests
While "preventative medicine" is well-known in human health, it's becoming a buzz word in crop production as researchers discover how the risks of damage by pests and diseases may increase if crops don't ...
Protecting our pollinators
Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what ...
Saving, diversifying honey bees: Researchers preparing bee semen bank
(Phys.org) —Washington State University researchers are preparing to use liquid nitrogen to create a frozen semen bank from select U.S. and European honey bee colonies.
How to control maple tree pests using integrated pest management
Many maple trees share a suite of important arthropod pests that have the potential to reduce the trees' economic and aesthetic value. Now a new open-access article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management offers ...
Novel natural nanomaterial spins off from spider-mite genome sequencing
(Phys.org) —A new, natural nanomaterial, which may prove incredibly beneficial to medical bioengineers, has been discovered by the research team at Western University that successfully sequenced the spider mite genome in 2011. ...
Tiny water creepy crawlies from South Korea and the Russian Far East
Water mites of the family Torrenticolidae are tiny, heavily sclerotized and crawling water creatures presently known from all continents except Antarctica. More than 400 species are described so far but this ...
Researchers find high-fructose corn syrup may be tied to worldwide collapse of bee colonies
Environmental change triggers rapid evolution
A University of Leeds-led study, published in the journal Ecology Letters, overturns the common assumption that evolution only occurs gradually over hundreds or thousands of years.
Genetic study of house dust mites demonstrates reversible evolution
In evolutionary biology, there is a deeply rooted supposition that you can't go home again: Once an organism has evolved specialized traits, it can't return to the lifestyle of its ancestors.