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Related to acarus: Acarus scabiei
See: modicum
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Sensitization to Lepidoglyphus destructor, Tyrophagus putrescentiae, and Acarus siro in patients allergic to house dust mites (Dermatophagoides spp.
Acarus is the genus of arachnidae that includes mites.
Cheesemakers say the flavour is down to the beasties - the Acarus siro mite - shedding their skins within the cheese and laying their eggs.