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Name: Ronda
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Age: 30s
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Date: 2000-2001


Question:
I just caught a granddaddy long legs and it has approximately 8 red bulbous "things" attached to it. A couple are attached to the body and the rest are on its legs. What could this possibly be?


Replies:
I would guess parasitic mites.

Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Director
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois


Possibly parasitic mites, see the photo at:

http://troyb.com/photo/gallery/045-34-Harvestmen.htm

They are NOT egg sacs, harvestmen lay eggs directly into the soil.

J. Elliott


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