- Jan 18, 2016
At the end of August I caught 9 D. grantii, but I didn't even think to check for mites. I now have a major problem because I have only gotten eggs from one of my four females, and I figure this must be due to the mites. I just noticed them this last week, but several beetles have it really bad. How can I get rid of them? It is literally impossible for me to scrape all the mites off, I tried that with one of my males for about 20 mins last night but it didn't help at all. There are just too many. I think I remember hearing that you can keep the beetles in dry conditions for a day or two and that will help kill off the mites, but I can't remember for sure. Please help!!