Water mite, light micrograph

Water mite, light micrograph

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Caption: Water mite. Darkfield illuminated light micrograph of a larval water mite. Water mites are tiny arachnids found in both freshwater and marine environments. The larvae of mites only have six legs (seen here) but the fourth pair, characteristic of arachnids, usually appears when they moult into nymphs. Magnification: x100 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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