A Conversation for Dust Mites
mite typos and confusions
Pimms Started conversation Jul 31, 2003
Great entry learnt a good deal... but a few typos remain, and some sections are a trifle abstruse or confusingly worded:
The genus, in this case Dermatophagoides, tells into which category the being falls under and the species describes the actual being, pteronyssinus. The genus is always first in and organism's scientific name and capitalised. The species, who follows the genus in, is in the lower case form. >
The genus, in this case Dermatophagoides, says which category an organism falls into (and may well contain many individual species) and the species describes the unique species of the organism, pteronyssinus. The genus always comes first in an organism's scientific name and is capitalised. The species, which follows the genus, is in the lower case.
delacacies > delicacies
This is called chemical communication and scientists say that by interfering with these chemical signals, which locate a mite's peers, the mites will be unable to cluster and would die of lack of moisture.
> Scientists say that by interfering with these chemical communication signals, which locate a mite's peers, the mites would be unable to cluster and thus die of lack of moisture.
consumme > consume
The second paragraph on digestion is packed with terms that could be replaced with more common words, and doesn't seem to make perfect sense - does the food really "bud the food cells from the sides"? - is 'guttural' (pertaining to the throat) appropriate? Surely anus should come after rectum eg "The digested food is dehydrated in the rectum, packed in a membrane, then finally excreted from the body through the anus." Is 'peritrophic' (ie 'around stuff to do with nutrition') necessary?
What, if any, is the difference between 'allergies' and 'allergenic reactions'? Possibly replace the longer phrase with the shorter one.
makeup for borax > formula of borax
tincal > 'Tincal'
produces off water > gives off water
Borax is a known insect/arachnid control and is also used in fertilisers, flame-retardant, sandpaper and glass. > Borax is a known method of controlling insects/arachnids, but is also used as a flame-retardant, and in fertilisers, sandpaper and glass.
parisitic > parasitic
Rosemary, one of the testing variables in this experiment, is advertised as being able to kill fleas. > Rosemary is advertised as being able to kill fleas.
The oil in rosemary dries out the moisture that a mite needs by killing it. > The oil in rosemary kills mites by drying the moisture out that mites need.
Creating an intolerable atmosphere to the dist mites > Creating an intolerable atmosphere to the dust mites
The percentage of mites that were vacuumed out of the carpet are extremely small and can go through the fibers of a vacuum bag. > The percentage of mites that can be vacuumed out of the carpet is extremely small and they can go through the fibres of a vacuum bag.
grayish > greyish
mite typos and confusions
Sam Posted Aug 1, 2003
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