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Mite eating cheese, SEM Featured Mites Print

Mite eating cheese, SEM

Cheese mite (Tyrophagus casei) in cheese, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Cheese mites are usually found in cheese, but can also live in corn and flour. For many cheeses the presence of mites is undesirable, but in some cheeses they are used to produce a required flavour. These cheeses are considered ripe when covered in a grey powder of living and dead mites and mite skin and faeces. Cheese mites reproduce rapidly, with a life cycle of only 18 days. They can cause dermatitis (skin inflammation) in cheese workers. Mites are usually less than 0.5 millimetres long

© DR.KEITH ROBERTS/KIM FINDLAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Spider mite, SEM Featured Mites Print

Spider mite, SEM

Spider mite. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a spider mite (Tetranychus sp.). It is an economic pest and plant parasite, found on vegetable crops, fruit trees and flowers. It feeds on the leaf sap, which causes leaves to mottle, turn yellow and fall off. The spider mite is named due to its ability to spin a web, which it does across a leaf surface that secures and protects it against predators. Their numbers can be controlled with organophosphorus pesticide, although some resistance has developed. Another method is biological control, using a natural predator, such as gall midge larva (Feltiella acarisuga). Magnification: x135 at 6x7cm size

© STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Gold, Carnon Stream Works, Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England Featured Mites Print

Gold, Carnon Stream Works, Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England

Gold is a native element and precious metal which has been prized by mankind for thousands of years for its beauty, malleability and resistance to corrosion. This gold nugget is the largest known to have been found in Cornwall and weighs 1 oz t, 18 dwt. 6 grs. It was found in January 1808 in the Carnon Valley tin-stream works and bought by collector Philip Rashleigh in March of the same year. Rashleigh wrote in his Manuscript (112 Au): 'Native Gold found in Carnon Stream work in Cornwall weighs - 1 oz. 18 pw. 6 gr. Troy this piece has had all the extra matter picked out except a mite in one place the marks of many others remain. The smoothness of the piece shews the great time it has been washed by the water where it was exposed and the hollow parts more rough gives a proof of its not being manufactured'. In the ownership of Mr Wills, a silversmith from Truro, the find was reported in the Royal Cornwall Gazette on 6th February 1808 'this is unquestionably the largest and most beautiful specimen ever found in Cornwall, or probably in any other country'. The paper reported in March 1808 that Rashleigh purchased the specimen from Mr Wills. Mineral analysis undertaken in 2018 indicates that the gold content in the nugget is in the high 90s while other gold nuggets from the Carnon Stream Works, which were analysed, are around the 70s. As a result, it has been suggested that this gold nugget may have been refined and worked into a forgery by the silversmith who sold it to Rashleigh. Rashleigh Collection

© RIC, photographer A.G. Tindle