Observations on the Laboratory Care, Life Cycle, and Hosts of the Chicken Mite, Dermanyssus Gallinae

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  • Department of Bacteriology and Immunology and Virus Research Laboratory, Southwestern Medical College, Dallas, Texas

Summary

  1. 1.Methods for collecting, feeding, storing, and manipulating the mite, Dermanyssus gallinae, have been discussed.
  2. 2.The life cycle is reviewed with the aid of photomicrographs.
  3. 3.Experimental data on the ability of a variety of animals to serve as hosts for the chicken mite is presented.
  4. 4.The question of these mites attacking man is discussed.

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