3.6.2.2. Oogenesis

About 70 h after cell sealing, the mite begin egg-laying, which continues at 30 h intervals until 5-7 offspring are produced (Rosenkranz et al., 2010). The cues influencing oviposition were studied using artificial brood cells made of different materials (e.g. wax, glass, gelatin) (Milani and Chiesa, 1990; Trouiller and Milani, 1999).