Biology of Ticks, Volume 1
Oxford University Press, 1991 - Science - 472 pages
This is the first volume of a two-volume work on the basic biology, ecology, disease transmission and control of ticks. Ticks are parasitic insects that infect cattle, birds and people. The health and economic consequences of ticks are so considerable that most land- grant universities have tick laboratories associated with their entomology departments. In addition, state and federal health officials are concerned with disease transmission by ticks. This first volume covers the anatomy, functional morphology, physiology, reproduction, development and ecology of ticks. The descriptions are comprehensive and fully up-to-date. Entomologists, and in particular tick specialists (acarologists), as well as public health officials, will find this work of interest. It will also be extremely useful to advanced students beginning research in these fields. Volume 2 will focus on ticks and disease, with sections on immunological response to tick parasitism, and the control of ticks and disease.
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1 Biological features that distinguish ticks from other blood sucking arthropods
Biological characteristics Ticks Other blood - sucking arthropods Duration of life
cycle Long , usually years Blood volume consumption Egg production Blood
VOLUME AND COMPOSITION OF INGESTED BLOOD MEAL Ticks ingest very
large quantities of blood during their feeding episodes . In argasid ticks , the
volume of blood ingested is several times the pre - feeding body weight , often 5
– 10 ...
to feed on these radiolabeled hosts . Using these labels , they demonstrated a
steady uptake of blood and gradual increase in their concentration . Blood meal
concentration was greatest during the final hours of engorging ( rapid phase ) .
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This is a great book dealing with ticks biology. There are a lot of experiments which have been used elaborately about these strange animals. Information about tick Pheromones are very interesting. The knowledge and understanding of the content of this book will be useful for better control of this blood feeding animals forever.
EVOLUTION AND SYSTEMATIC RELATIONSHIPS OF TICKS
ECOLOGY OF NONNIDICOLOUS TICKS
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