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Thermal death point of Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Trouessart, 1897) (Astigmata, Pyroglyphidae), the house dust mite

Kinnaird, C.H.


1974 - Volume: 16 Issue: 2 pages: 340-342


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Acari Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus temperature thermal tolerance mortality experimental study

Abstract

The thermal death point of Dermatophagoides pteronyssinits, the bouse dust mite, was investigated. At 60 % relative humidity all mites were killed by a six-hour exposure to 51°C (1220F) or a twenty-four hour exposure to 45.5°C (112°F).

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1975-01-31

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1974 Kinnaird, C.H.
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