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However, saprophytic and semi-saprophytic bacteria produce enzymes which destroy the cell’s membrane, and the body turgor of the host insect quickly decreases. The insect external integument changes color and tensile strength. Unfortunately this typical external signs of diseases are observed not so often because bacteria in commensal hostinsect relationships rapidly multiply in presence of a physiological stressful situation and cause the darkening of insect’s body. Proliferations of bacteria are a reason for the unusual smell present in insects with bacterial infective diseases.
10 mm in length and visible to the naked eye (Fig. 47). The parasite allocates extracellularly. As a rule, the mature parasites are found in the digestive tract. Insect excrements are a pathway for release of the parasite which then completes its life cycle forming cysts to survive until a suitable host ingests them. The cysts have an oval form, with approx. 300 lm in diameter. Cysts can live long, surviving in harsh environmental conditions. This stage is responsible for new infections and proliferation in insect colonies.
3 Microscopic Examination of Insect Tissues 49 Fig. 4 a Egg micropyles of Siberian moth, Dendrolimus superans sibiricus. b Cabbage moth, Mamestra brassicae, with crystals of polyhedra-like uric acid salts on the chorion surface since the cytoplasm of epithelial cells of the mid gut contains many polyhedral inclusions (with an average size of 5 lm) which are easily visible under light microscopy. Microsporidia can be observed in different insect organs and tissues but some species are only present in the middle part of the gut.