The Common Mouse Mite, Myocoptes musculinus

Mites are a common problem in laboratory mice with somewhere around 33% of research institutions reporting at least one colony infection of mites (Mook and Benjamin 2008). The most common species being the surface-feeding species, Myocoptes musculinus (Mook and Benjamin 2008). The most common species of fur mite in mice Myocoptes musculinus, photo credit: (Сергій …