Studies on ticks of veterinary importance in Nigeria. XVI. The oviposition pattern of engorged Boophilus and Hyalomma species when subjected in the laboratory to artificially created factors
1984 - Volume: 25 Issue: 3 pages: 231-240
The factors which may affect the ovipositional capacity of engorged Boophilus decoloratus, Boophilus geigyi, Hyalomma rujipes, and Hyalomma truncatum on the field were simulated in the Iaboratory. When forced to oviposit in abnormal positions, ali ticks produced numbers of eggs significantly higher than those produced by ticks which oviposit in normal positions. Other factors which produced increased or decreased ovipositional capacities of the ticks were injury to the abdomen, partial immersion and total submersion in water for varying Iength of time and artificially created wind effect. Sorne of the field implications of the results are discussed.
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