Mating and fecundity of Dermatophagoides farinae

  title={Mating and fecundity of Dermatophagoides farinae},
  author={Andrea Alexander and Ndate Fall and Larry G Arlian},
  journal={Experimental & Applied Acarology},
Studies of the life cycle of cultured Dermatophagoides farinae found that after an initial mating D. farinae females lived for 63.3 ± 64.6 (SD) dafter their egg production period ended .The long period after cessation of egg production for D. farinae suggested D. farinae females could mate multiple times and produce eggs continuously for a longer period. The purpose of this study was to determine if female D. farinae could mate at least two times, and subsequently increase the production of… CONTINUE READING

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