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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (11): 2138–2142.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Emily Crooks; Sarah E. Randolph SUMMARY Spontaneous walking by Ixodes ricinus nymphs in the horizontal plane was investigated within choice arenas to test whether these ticks move preferentially up a humidity gradient, and whether they are attracted towards host odour, specifically volatile...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (24): 4283–4289.
Published: 15 November 2004
...Gérard Donzé; Conor McMahon; Patrick M. Guerin SUMMARY Hard ticks spend most of their life isolated from passing vertebrates but require a blood meal to proceed to the next life stage (larva, nymph or adult). These opportunist ectoparasites must be capable of anticipating signals that render...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (11): 1809–1815.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Jean-Luc Perret; Patrick M. Guerin; Peter A. Diehl; Michéle Vlimant; Lise Gern SUMMARY The behaviour of Ixodes ricinus nymphs was recorded in 10-day experiments using computer-assisted video-tracking, in the absence of any host stimuli. These ticks switch spontaneously from questing in a...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (10): 1707–1715.
Published: 15 May 2003
...Flavio Alves Lara; Ulysses Lins; Gabriela Paiva-Silva; Igor C. Almeida; Cláudia M. Braga; Flávio C. Miguens; Pedro L. Oliveira; Marílvia Dansa-Petretski SUMMARY The hard tick Boophilus microplus ingests large volumes of cattle blood, as much as 100 times its own mass before feeding. Huge amounts...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (18): 2843–2864.
Published: 15 September 2002
...Jesus G. Valenzuela; Ivo M. B. Francischetti; Van My Pham; Mark K. Garfield; Thomas N. Mather; José M. C. Ribeiro SUMMARY To attempt description of the set of mRNA and protein (sialome) expressed in the salivary glands of the tick Ixodes scapularis , we randomly sequenced 735 clones of a full...