The oil from the red velvet mite Trombidium grandissimum is used in traditional Indian medicine to treat paralysis. Also, due to their alleged ability to increase sexual desire, Trombidium mites are known locally as “Indian Viagra. Since the diet of the Giant Red Velvet Mite consists of many pests, the mite could be used as a potential biological control tool. They are also vital to the rate of soil decomposition and greatly help maintain balance in soil ecosystems. The mites spend a majority of their time underground and only emerge after heavy rains to feed.
check out these photos of our snorkeling experience. Lame cause we wanted to change into Dolphins and swim everywhere!.
I was invited to this crazy Daddy Long Leg party in the Sierra de La Laguna Biosphere here in Baja California Sur. I actually crashed the party! A few of the guests were not liking me and immediatly left the instant they got clued in to my presence. Cant win everyones friendship. watch video. Ira
Check out these photos of my last hiking and Old Gold Mine trips. Photos just dont do it justice but check them out.