Monday, February 21, 2011

High Ixodes densities at Tall Timbers, FL

Three sites dragged at Tall Timbers, FL, this week had very high densities of adult Ixodes spp. ticks - 26, 32 and 39 adults per 1000m dragged, respectively. These spring counts are higher than at any of our other sites.

Vial containing 35 adults collected during a single 400m drag at the Woodyard site.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Engorged females that we collected from deer at fall-hunt check stations, and held at room temperature, produced eggs in late December/January. Those eggs are now hatching ....