Carcases and mites

@article{Braig2009CarcasesAM,
  title={Carcases and mites},
  author={Henk R Braig and M. Alejandra Perotti},
  journal={Experimental and Applied Acarology},
  year={2009},
  volume={49},
  pages={45-84}
}
Mites are involved in the decomposition of animal carcases and human corpses at every stage. From initial decay at the fresh stage until dry decomposition at the skeletal stage, a huge diversity of Acari, including members of the Mesostigmata, Prostigmata, Astigmata, Endeostigmata, Oribatida and Ixodida, are an integral part of the constantly changing food webs on, in and beneath the carrion. During the desiccation stage in wave 6 of Mégnin’s system, mites can become the dominant fauna on the… Expand
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