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Artificial house dust as a substrate for allergen producing house dust mites dermatophagoides farinae dermatophagoides pteronyssinus acari pyroglyphidae



Artificial house dust as a substrate for allergen producing house dust mites dermatophagoides farinae dermatophagoides pteronyssinus acari pyroglyphidae



Allergologie 14(4): 140-143



An artificial house dust was formulated as a substrate for allergen producing house dust mites. (Dermatophagoides farinae, D. pteronyssinus). This synthetic house dust consisted of an industrial test dirt containing Catenex oil, kaoline, quartz flour, dried and pulverized peat, calcium carbonate, soot, cigarette ash and iron trioxide. Human dander and dried yeast powder were added to this mixture. On pure industrial test dirt without dander or yeast, house dust mites did not survive. In rearings with an additional 10% (w/w) dander/yeast some D. farinae mites survived for 4 weeks. Statistical analysis showed no significant differences in population growth among the human dander/yeast medium and substrates containing 25 to 50% industrial test dirt (p = 0,01). Artificial dust containing 50% industrial test dirt was applied to 10 X 10 cm pieces of carpet, mattress, gypsum board and wood. At 22 degrees C and 76% relative humidity the development did not differ significantly on carpet, mattress and wood (p = 0,01). The artificial house dust is considered not only to be suitable for house dust mite rearing but its soiling capacities are also comparable to "natural" house dust from dwellings. Its usefulness can be extended to experimentation under "semi-natural" rearing conditions, e.g. testing of acaricidal properties or other pest-control procedures towards house dust mites.

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