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Cheese Mite Gallery

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Choose from 7 pictures in our Cheese Mite collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Mite eating cheese, SEM Featured Cheese Mite 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

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