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Table 1 Distribution of Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis in a light/dark choice arena following release in the dark

From: A review of Sarcoptes scabiei: past, present and future

Light intensity (foot candles) n Exposure time (h) Replicates % Mites in light % Mites in dark
63 488 1 2 53 47
768 3 2 62 38
455 5.5 1 77 23
100 629 1 5 21 79
472 3 5 39 61
394 15.5–16.0 5 63 37
  1. The lighted side of the choice arena was uniformly lighted with fluorescent room light at 63 or 100 fc (678 or 1076 lm/m2) and the distribution of live mites was determined after specific exposure times