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ticks

blood-sucking acarid parasites of the suborder ixodedes, superfamily ixodoidea. The ticks are larger than their relatives, the mites. They penetrate the skin of their host by means of highly specialised, hooked mouth parts and feed on its blood. Many species can live for long periods, well over a year, between feedings. Ticks attack all groups of terrestrial vertebrates. In man they are responsible for many tick-borne diseases, including the transmission of rocky mountain spotted fever, tularaemia, babesiosis, and relapsing fever.


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Help ID'ing tick-like insect

First and second instar ticks are very small. The good news is that they haven't had much chance to pick up disease organisms from hosts to pass on, especially if they've hatched in the house.

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by Darby
Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:08 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help ID'ing tick-like insect
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Re: Help ID'ing tick-like insect

I am very interested in DrD's comments on ticks. We live in Alabama in rural area and have outside dogs, cats, and other critters. For the last 10 days we have been finding very small ticks, body about the size of the tip of a pencil lead, on ...

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by janb
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:08 am
 
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Topic: Help ID'ing tick-like insect
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AMPHITRICHOUS MOVEMENT

LOL. The answer is so simple... kinda ticks me off... But thanks... uuuuggghhhh...

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by Elersong
Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:28 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: AMPHITRICHOUS MOVEMENT
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Re: Facial hair

I am 37 y/o with thick drk brown hair (on my head). I cannot grow a mustache or beard for anything. It ticks me off because my dad can grow a thick beard in about 4 days! I have always wanted one since I was a kid. I wish there was something I can do! I am on day 7 of growing ...

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by rikkitikkitavi
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:02 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Facial hair
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Re: Help ID'ing tick-like insect

I confirm : definitely not a tick; Ticks are the largest of all mites (Acari) and are cousins to spiders; They have four pairs of walking legs, two pedipalps (sort of "smaller legs" in front, which they use as antennae or to manipulate ...

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by DrD
Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:43 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help ID'ing tick-like insect
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