House Dust Mite with Skin Scales
Image by Dr Harry Morrow Brown and gifted to housedustmite.com
The house dust mite lives in colonies, has no eyes, no respiratory system, is 75% water, cannot control it body temperature and can produce up to 20 droppings a day. All of which are loaded with active digestive enzymes .
'Is Permanent Parasitism Reversible? - Critical Evidence from Early Evolution of House Dust Mites', Pavel B Klimov, Barry O'Connor, Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society of Systemic Biologists (2013) doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syt008, Feb. 15 2013
'Sheep Scab, Psoroptes ovis Infestation', 'The Center for Food Security and Public Health' Iowa State University, psor_a2009 on-line