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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In my own experiments with D. variabilis , adult females held in dry air lost weight
very gradually , and none died until they had lost more than 30 % of their original
body weight ( measured at emergence ) . During the first 10 days , female ...
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–
According to these authors , fully engorged females took up as much as twice
their own weight of blood components , i.e. , they concentrated the ingested
blood meal twofold . Although the ratio of blood consumed to final engorged
weight of ...
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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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