Some Observations on the Feeding Behavior of the Tick Rhipicephalus Appendiculatus (Neumann, 1901)

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1973
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A series of experiments, designed to improve the feeding methods used for the tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus in East Coast fever research, were carried out in the laboratory using rabbits and cattle as tick hosts. When nymphal ticks were fed on cattle in varying numbers, large numbers of ticks took longer to engorge and mean engorged weight of tick batches was lower, than for ticks fed in smaller numbers. Two thousand nymphs per ear fed satisfactorily, and this number is now used as a standard.
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Animal & Human Health, 5, p. 97-97
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