Taxonomy: Suborder Astigmata
Animal: Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus 12 1.jpg
Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (house dust mite) (in S/O Astigmata - small mites with no stigmata , breath through body surface) implicated in allergies and asthma. However Bob Domrow states that the highest numbers are in summer and yet the worst asthma time in Brisbane is in winter. To examine: Measurements are vital for id of parasites. Mount mites directly in Gum Arabic/ glycerine/ chloral hydrate solution or use drop lactophenol blue or chlorlactophenol, ring with nail polish for a temporary mount or semi-permanent mount - use melted jelly and ring with nail polish or permanent mounts immerse in Decon 90 over night, dehydrate with alcohols, clear methyl salicylate and mount canada balsam.
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