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Questing behaviour in the adult American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis Say (Acarina: lxodidae)

McEnroe, W.D. and McEnroe, M.A.


1973 - Volume: 15 Issue: 1 pages: 37-42


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Acari Dermacentor variabilis seasonal activity host seeking host recognition behaviour

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The questing behavior of the American Dog tick, Derniacentor variabilis, Say, is regulated by its water balance. Loss of 4-5 % of the 20° saturated equilibrium weight reverses questing behavior

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1973-09-22

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