Technique for positional slide-mounting of Acari

ROSA C. HENDERSON
2001 Systematic and Acarology Acarology Special Publications  
A modified technique is given for microscope slide-mounting Acari in Hoyer's medium, where specimens can be positioned laterally, e.g. for males of Tetranychidae. Specimens are first set and briefly dried in a small amount of Hoyer's on the slide, then the full amount of medium is added with the cover glass. Very large-bodied mites can also be successfully mounted in Hoyer's with a variation of this method.
doi:10.11158/saasp.7.1.1 fatcat:mllgmnq7enfl7gsj2rzabgjzyi