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New methods for the study of the morphology of chitinous structures of mites

Coineau, Y.

1974 - Volume: 16 Issue: 1 pages: 4-10


Acari staining chitin new methods


Nouvelles techniques pour l etude de la morphologie des formations chitineuses des acariens. - The partial failure of black chlorazol use for total colouration of chitinous structures has conduct the author to try to understand the tinctorial affinities mechanism of this staining. It result a new technique of differential staining very useful for the studie of thin membraneous structures sustained and masked by the sclerotic and darkened masses. Besides the author suggests the utilisation of alcoholic lactic acid for fragile microarthropods preparation wich has tendency to explode.

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