Prepared microscope slide: Arthropoda: Demodex folliculorum in situ
[D. folliculorum is a species of parasitic/commensal face mite found in the human hair follicles. It is a normal skin fauna.]
Phylum Arthropoda / Class Arachnida / Order Trombidiformes / Family Demodicidae / Genus Demodex / Species: D. folliculorum
Binomial name Demodex folliculorum Simon, 1842
Synonym: Face mite; follicular mite; mange mite.
Forensics Lab Supply Number 3862560.
The single image is at 400x.
This slide was prepared by Ward's Natural Science Establishment. From the quality of the work, and the general appearance, it is estimated to have been prepared prior to 1950.
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This slide is placed here primarily so that everyone with an interest would be able to view it as though viewing through a microscope.
Image copyright held by Alan J. Pedersen.
Tags: whole mount = w.m. = w. m.; parasite
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