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From:  Brian Croft <>
Date:  5/1/97 12:57pm
Subject:  dispersal of predaceous mites

I am interested in identifying persons currently doing research on dispersal of phytoseiid mites.  I am interesting in knowing the type of research you are doing, the species you are working with and the spatial and temporal scales of sampling, monitoring or analysis that you are considering..  Thank

From:  "J. May Home Inspections" <>
Date:  5/3/97 5:53pm
Subject:  Mite fecal


It appears to me that mite fecal pellets vary greatly in appearance depending on feed.  Those from beds are very round and hard, about 25 microns, coated with guanine, containing some undigested part of skin scales.  Those from mites foraging on mold are far more friable, contain bits of sundry items and perhaps break up from foot traffic or moisture in carpeting to produce airborne bits in a large variety of sizes (observed with the Burkard sampler).

        I would greatly appreciate your comments.

Jeffrey C. May

From:  Diana Sammataro <>
To: Glen Needham <>
Date:  5/9/97 5:41am
Subject:  Re: Symposium

Date: Fri, 09 May 1997 10:05:08 -0400
From: (Roger Hoopingarner)
Subject: Re: Symposium
To: Diana Sammataro <
MIME-version: 1.0


International Symposium

Apiculture For The 21st Century

June 27-28, 1997
Michigan State University
Kellogg Center
East Lansing, Michigan


Department of Entomology

In Recognition of the Retirement of Dr. Roger Hoopingarner

Friday June 27, 1997
Morning Program
Kellogg Center Auditorium

Genetics of Honey Bees

Keynote: Robert Page, Jr., Univ. Calif., Davis, CA
*Genetic, Developmental, and Environmental Determinants of Honey Bee Foraging Behavior*

John Harbo, USDA, Baton Rouge, LA
* The Value of Single Drone Inseminations in Selective Breeding*

Greg Hunt, Purdue University, W. Layfayette, IN
*Genomic Mapping of Bee Defensive Behavior*

 Brian Smith, Ohio State Univ. Columbus, OH
*Genetic Analysis of Olfactory Learning*

Ernesto Guzman, Edo. de Mexico, Santa Cruz
*Breeding Honey Bees in Africanized Areas*

Response & Discussion Session


Friday, June 27, 1997
Afternoon Program

Behavior & Pheromones of Honey Bees

Keynote:  Fred Dyer, Michigan State, E. Lansing
*The Dance Language: Recent Insights and Future Problems*

Jennifer Fewell, Arizona State University, Tempe
"Foraging Task Organization in Honey Bees"

Kirk Visscher, University of California, Riverside
*House-Hunting by Honey Bee Swarms:  Individual Behaviors and Collective Decisions*

Scott Camazine, Pennsylvania State University University Park
*Self-organization in Honey Bee Societies:  Patterns and Processes.*

Response & Discussion Session

Visit to MSU Horticulture Gardens


Poster Session for Submitted papers

Saturday, June 28, 1997
Morning Program
Kellogg Center Auditorium

Dynamics of Honey Bee Populations

Keynote:  O. R. Taylor Jr., Univ. Kansas, Lawrence
"Consequences of 40 years of Hybridization  Between European and Invading African Bee Populations in the Neotropics."

 Gerald Loper, USDA, Tucson, AZ
"Impact of Mites on, and the Introgression of Africanized Bees into a Feral Population of Honey Bees."

Glenn Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
"Genetic (DNA) and Physiological Studies of African and European Honey Bee Hybridization"

Debra Smith, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 *Phylogeny and Races of Honey Bees*

Gard Otis, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
 *Insights into Honey Bee Biology from Apis nigrocincta of Indonesia.*

Response & Discussion Session

 Saturday, June 28, 1997
Afternoon Program

 Parasitic Mites of Honey Bees

 Keynote: Nikolaus Koeniger, Inst. Bienenkunde  Oberursel, Germany
*Biology of Asian Bee Mites and Their Honey Bee Hosts.*

Norberto Milani, Istituto di Difesa delle Piante, Università degli Studi, Udine, Italy
*Current Status and Problems in Chemotherapy of  Varroatosis*

Diana Sammataro, Ohio State University, Wooster
*Tracheal Mites*

Jörg Schmidt-Bailey, Inst. Bienenkunde, Oberursel, Germany
 *'Feasibility of Apicultural Tools and Procedures for a Non-chemical Mite Control.*

Marla Spivak, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
*Biological Tolerance Against Mites in Apis mellifera: A Perspective for the Beekeeping Industry

Response & Discussion Session

Banquet - Evening

The Kellogg Center is located on the Michigan State University campus. There are rooms, restaurants, and conference facilities. For reservations the phone is 1-800-875-5090. Cost of rooms is $69/night; single or double.

Students and others wishing an air-conditioned dormitory room (community baths) at a cost of  $25/single; $35/double. Indicate this preference to the Dept. of Entomology.
Meal tickets are available for cafeteria meals.

The Symposium Conference Fees are as follows:

Conference with proceedings  $60
Luncheon    $13
Banquet    $20

Beekeeper visitor w/o proceedings     $25

To register, make checks  payable to Michigan State University, and send to:

    Linda Gallagher
Department of Entomology
243 Natural Science
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1115

Additional Information:
Roger Hoopingarner; same address as above.
Phone, 517-699-2428

Roger Hoopingarner
Department of Entomology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1115


From:  Jim Occi <jim_occi@Merck.Com>
To: acarology <>
Date:  5/13/97 4:16pm
Subject:  R. sanguineus

Subject:                               Time:2:50 PM
OFFICE MEMO          R. sanguineus                          Date:5/13/97

A colleague of mine is having a terrible time eradicating the brown dog tick a.k.a. kennel tick (Ripicephalus sanguineus) from her home.  Her dog became infested in November of 1996 while being boarded at the kennel. She did not notice any ticks until December. I alerted her to the fact that
they were R. sanguineus and to the possibility that she should check her home where the dog beds down. Low and behold she found ticks crawling on the walls as well as engorged females on the dog. To make a long story short, she has had the dog dipped twice with Amitraz, used the Preventic collars (with Amitraz) and had the house treated three times by a licensed exterminator who used Conquerer ( a synthetic pyrethrin, I beleive). It is now May 13, 1997 and she still has ticks in her house and on her dog.  She even found one female feeding next to the collar. Assuming that the dog
first became infested in November and was not reinfested when it was boarded during subsequent vacations/treatments, what are the options for complete eradication?  Any suggestions from the experts?

Jim Occi
Merck Research Labs
Rahway, NJ 07065

From:  Eduardo Ruiz <>
Date:  5/13/97 5:22am
Subject:  looking for tow books...

Does anyone know about the complete reference of the books:

 Krivolutzkij D.A. et al. --  1990
        Fossil Oribatid Mites. (Orig.:ruso, Res.:ruso + ingles)
        Mokslas Publishers Vilnius. 110 pp.

Mahunka S. & Mahunka-Papp L. --  1995
        The Oribatid Species described by Berlese (Acari).
        Hungarian Natural History Museum. 325 pp.

thanks in advance to everyone knows anything about them...

Please mail to my personal e-mail...

Dep. Biologia Animal I
Facultad de Biologia
Universidad Complutense 28040 - MADRID

From:  Johnson City Police <>
Date:  5/16/97 10:42 am
Subject:  Inquiry

Have any of you ever heard of any type of snow spider, specifically, the Siberian Snow Spider?  Fact or fiction?
Thank you so much!

Gary Willis at:

From:  "Warren T. Atyeo" <>
Date:  5/16/97 8:57am
Subject:  ordering

I have just received the correct information for ordering:  Gaud & Atyeo. 1966.  Feather mites of the World.  Ann. Mus. roy. Afr. cent.,  Sci. zool., 277: 1-193 (Part I), 1-436 (Part II).

The person in charge of orders:

P. Veeckmans-Smets
Service des Annales
Musee royal de l'Afrique centrale
B-3080 Tervuren, Belgium

FAX: 32-2-767-0242

The price of the publication is 1,900 Belgium Francs, but shipping  costs are variable - depending on country and mode of mailing.  Upon  request, the charges, method of payment, proforma invoice, etc. will be sent to you.

Advance payment is required.

W. T. Atyeo

From:  Akarologie <>
Date:  5/21/97 8:29am
Subject:  Fax number - Prof P Balogh

Dear Acarologists,
I need the e-mail address or fax-number of Prof P Balogh, Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest. Could anybody help?


Lorinda Grobler
Dept. of Acarology, Nasionale Museum,
P.O. Box 266, Bloemfontein 9300, Suid-Afrika / South Africa
Tel. +27-(0)51-4479609       Fax. +27-(0)51-4476273

From:  bertrand <>
Date:  5/27/97 9:12am
Subject:  fifi2

 FIFI 2 :
 2nd International Film Festival on Insects
 (and other terrestrial Invertebrates)

The OPIE,OPIE-LR (Office pour l'Information Eco-entomologique) and the  SFRS (Service du Film de Recherche Scientifique, France) are organising under the patronage of the Ministry of the Environment and the IUCN French Commitee, the second International Film Festival on Insects  and other terrestrial invertebrates at the CRDP (Centre Régional de  Documentation Pédagogique, Montpellier) from 15th to 19th October 1997.

The aim being to present to the public various aspects of scientific research, field work on agronomy, environment and health, and imagery  (scientific footage and science-fiction or cartoons,...).

The event will include the projection of films with a forum and exhibition covering Research Institutes (CNRS, CIRAD, INRA, ORSTOM,...), Universities, professionals (biological control, bookeepers, editors, makers of optical  materials,..) and non-governemental organisations for entomology, environmental education and nature conservation, and artists.

We are currently seeking partners and participants (producers,organisations and research laboratories) interested in participing in the film festival and or exhibition.

For full details, please contact: OPIE-LR, 63 avenue du Général de Gaulle,
 F-66500 Prades (France). Tel./fax.: 04 68 05 30 46.Ç

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