Dust mite egg (Dermatophagoides sp.), SEM

Dust mite egg (Dermatophagoides sp.), SEM

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Caption: Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Dust mite egg. (Dermatophagoides sp.). The whole life cycle from egg to adult takes approximately one month to complete, mature female mites can lay from 1-2 eggs per day. Adult mites can live up to two months. Millions of dust mites inhabit the home, feeding on dead human skin that are common in house dust. Dust mites produce 10-20 waste particles per day. The dead bodies and faecal pellets can trigger allergic responses. The whole life cycle from egg to adult takes approximately one month to complete, mature female mites can lay from 1-2 eggs per day. Adult mites can live up to two months. The most important house dust mites worldwide are Dermatophagoides farinae and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus. Magnification: x200 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.

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