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Alaskozetes antarcticus (Mite)

Wikipedia Abstract

Alaskozetes antarcticus is a species of non-parasitic mite, known for its ability to survive in subzero temperatures. This animal's name derives from its habitat: Alasko, meaning "from Alaska", and antarcticus, in connection with frigid conditions in which the mite lives. Scientists are unclear as to how Alaskozetes antacticus has been able to adapt to an environment so different from those of other arthropods. Whereas most arthropod species inhabit hot, moist environments, A. antarcticus survives in freezing conditions with almost no humidity.
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Prey / Diet

Bourletiella hortensis (garden springtail)[1]
Cladonia rangiferina (greygreen reindeer lichen)[1]
Lecanora epibryon (rim lichen)[1]
Lycopodium clavatum (running clubmoss)[1]
Nephroma arcticum (arctic kidney lichen)[1]
Sphagnum fuscum (sphagnum)[1]


Calcarius lapponicus (Lapland Longspur)[1]
Chrysoperla carnea (Green Lacewing)[1]
Scaphinotus angusticollis (Ground Beetle)[1]
Scolopocryptops sexspinosus (Centipede)[1]
Thrips fallaciosus (Thrip)[1]
Zonotrichia leucophrys (White-crowned Sparrow)[1]


Sphagnum fuscum (sphagnum)[1]



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1Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection
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