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Arthropoda / Arachnida: Tyroglyphus w.m.

Prepared microscope slide: Tyroglyphus w.m.

This flour mite contaminates grain and flour with allergens and pathogenic microorganisms.

The current name is Acarus siro.

Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Arachnida / Subclass: Acari / Order: Sarcoptiformes / Family: Acaridae / Genus: Acarus / Species: A. siro

Synonyms: flour mite; Tyroglyphus ananas Tryon, 1898; Flour mites are also called "cheese mites" when used to improve the flavor of Mimolette cheese.

Forensics Lab Supply Number 3863348.

The main image of Tyroglyphus w.m. is at 40x.

These images were illuminated using the Pedersen Dual Quarter Wave Technique (PDQWT)*.

Click here for a view of Tyroglyphus w.m. at 100x.

Click here for a view of Tyroglyphus w.m. at 400x.

These images were illuminated using the Pedersen Dual Quarter Wave Technique (PDQWT)*.

This slide was prepared by Ward’s Natural Science Establishment. It was produced prior to the use of product numbers. Though it way well date back into the 1950s, the slide remains in excellent condition.

*The Pedersen Dual Quarter Wave Technique (PDQWT) involves placing over the source of illumination a pair of one quarter wave polarizing surfaces that are rotated, one against the other, to control the amount of back light on a prepared microscope slide.

To view archives of other Historic Prepared Slides, CLICK HERE.

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.

Not made in China.

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 25 October, 2016.
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