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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...
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...
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...
Flavio Alves Lara, Ulysses Lins, Gabriela Paiva-Silva, Igor C. Almeida, Cláudia M. Braga, Flávio C. Miguens, Pedro L. Oliveira, Marílvia Dansa-Petretski
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...
Jesus G. Valenzuela, Ivo M. B. Francischetti, Van My Pham, Mark K. Garfield, Thomas N. Mather, José M. C. Ribeiro
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...