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mite feeding setup

mite feeding setup

Researchers studying the feeding behavior of the Varroa destructor mite devised an in vitro rearing system that mimicked the brood cells of honey bees (Apis mellifera) with decoy pupae inside to feed the mites bee hemolymph and fat body tissue. (Photo originally published in Ramsey et al 2019, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Republished with permission.)

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