ID#: 16855
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This photomicrograph revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by a female ham mite, Tyrophagus putrescentiae. See PHIL 16856, for a scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image of a grouping of ham mites. The ham mite is an agricultural pest, at times infesting high moisture grain, semi-moist pet foods, cheeses, and dried meats. It is also referred to as the cheese mite, mold mite or copra mite. Their presence is ubiquitous, and with their high rate of reproductive behavior, they are very difficult to control.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Margaret A. Parsons
Creation Date: 1964
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