A couple of days ago, I was looking at my Tetramorium sp. E colony underneath an 8x magnifying glass and noticed that a few of the larvae were speckled with minuscule white dots. After closer inspection, I have become convinced that the dots are in fact extremely tiny mites. Since the discovery, it seems that the infestation has gotten much worse. Now all of the larvae (including the smaller ones) are completely coated in possibly hundreds of mites. These aren't the typical mites that I am used to. They aren't latched on to the bodies of the adults. They seem to prefer the larvae. In fact, I haven't seen a single mite on any of the workers. Additionally, these particular mites are much smaller than the common ones. Surprisingly, the colony as a whole still seems to be doing rather well. The queen has grown relatively fat and there is a large pile of new eggs. Despite this, I am still very concerned. Does anyone have any advice or knowledge on this issue? I am considering the idea of freezing the entire colony, so as to prevent the spread of the mites to any of my other captive colonies.