Biology of <i>Ixodes (Pholeoixodes)</i> hexagonus under laboratory conditions. Part I. Immature stages
Toutoungi, L. N.
Date de parution
Experimental and Applied Acarology, Springer, 1993/17/9/655-662
A rearing method for <i>Ixodes (Pholeoixodes) hexagonus</i>, the hedgehog tick, was established which enabled the life cycle of immature stages to be studied under laboratory conditions. Larvae were fed on Swiss mice and nymphs on the cars of New Zealand rabbits. The feeding time of the larvae and nymphs on both hosts was 4–17 days. Larvae moulted to nymphs 15–21 days after detachment from mice. The premoulting period was 13–26 days for newly emerged males and 15–27 days for females. Engorged nymphs which developed into males weighed less (5.64±0.91 mg) than those that developed into females (6.019±88mg). The sex ratio (male: female) under laboratory conditions was 1:1.13.
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