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In vitro feeding of Psoroptes ovis (Acari:Psoroptidae).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6543045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An in vitro feeding test is described for Psoroptes ovis. The criterion for feeding response was established on the basis of coloration of mites by a red dye or by red blood cells. Feeding response was about 85% for female mites held off host cattle for 1 day. Mites preferred water plasma or serum and low-salt diets over whole blood. Feeding response was detected within 5 min of exposure to the diet, and maximum response was observed within 30 min of contact. Mites ingested an average 0.29 microliter of diet/100 mites in a single feeding. At temperatures between 10 degrees and 42 degrees C, feeding response was not significantly different.
J R Deloach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary parasitology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0304-4017     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  1984 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-20     Completed Date:  1985-03-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7602745     Medline TA:  Vet Parasitol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed
Animals, Laboratory
Feeding Behavior / physiology*
Mites / physiology*
Potassium Chloride
Sodium Chloride
Species Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Solutions; 50-99-7/Glucose; 57-50-1/Sucrose; 7447-40-7/Potassium Chloride; 7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride; 7732-18-5/Water

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