I am doing a mite count which will end Friday evening. (natural mite drop no chemicals) I took the old sticky board, turned it over, drew out my squares, then placed a thin layer of Crisco grease over it. I know I read that method somewhere. Do you see any flaws with it?
I was having a hard time finding any mites when I briefly looked at it this evening(being day two). The sun was down but plenty of daylight. I used an led light and a magnifying glass as well. I didn't see any red mites but I did see a couple of black ones. Prior to putting the board under I had done a full frame by frame inspection. I wanted to know what they looked like going into winter. I'm guessing the black ones were dead already and due to the chaos got knocked from where they were lodged. I must say again, hard time finding any mites.
Does Crisco create any kind of reaction when a mite falls into it? Like dissolve it or turn it black? Lots of debris on the board.