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acari

(ăk′ə-rī′)
n.
1. Plural of acarus.
2. Acari The group of species in the arachnid subclass Acari, which includes the ticks and mites.
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This period seems to be unfavorable for the development of acarids. It is then about a stage of rest which is useful for the seasonal control of the life cycles where a shape of quiescence which arthropods adopt for their survival in environmental conditions unfavorable as it was underlined by [8] who notes that the type of quiescence, who arises as a direct answer to the environmental conditions unfavorable to any stage of the life cycle and the respite just after the elimination of the unfavorable factors.
The most important conclusion is that the combination of diapause and rest post--diapause, characteristic of numerous acarids acariforme existing, corresponds the ancestral initial state of dormancy in the adaptations (in particular oribates) to environmental changes.