oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - An Artificial Rearing medium for Acarid Mites

Volume 29, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



While studying the cause or causes of the sporadic appearance of a hypopal or ""wander-nymph"" stage in the life cycles of some acarid mites, difficulty was experienced in finding a satisfactory medium on which to rear Rhizoglyphus echinopus (Fumouze & Robin) and a Tyrophagus species. Most of the media tested were unsuitable because of extensive growths of fungi.

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