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Images Dated 7th October 1988

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Mite eating cheese Featured 7 Oct 1988 Print

Mite eating cheese

False-colour scanning electron micrograph of a soft bodied mite Acarus siro, feeding on a piece of mouldy cheese. The strands through which the mite crawls are hyphae of the fungus Penicillium sp. These mites are free living and widespread in association with human activity. They are one of several species that infests foods in the kitchen, including the germ of grains and cheese. Although not the cheese mite (Tyrolichus casei), they are a cheese mite. Magnification: x50 at 35mm size and x80 at 6x6cm size

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