oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Humidity preferences of engorged females of Boophilus decoloratus (Koch) (Acari: Ixodidae) and behavioural mechanisms involved
|Article Title||Humidity preferences of engorged females of Boophilus decoloratus (Koch) (Acari: Ixodidae) and behavioural mechanisms involved|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Rhodesia, Salisbury, Rhodesia.|
|Publication Date||Apr 1971|
|Pages||179 - 186|
|Keyword(s)||Boophilus decoloratus (Koch)|
The ticks were tested at intervals, until after the onset of oviposition, in choice chambers providing two humidities. Between tests they were kept at 100, 33, or 0 % R.H. In chambers offering 100/33 % R.H. the ticks initially showed dry-preference; from three days after collection until the sixth (last) day those kept at high humidity and 25ï¿½C showed wet-preference, those kept at the lower humidities also showed wet-preference except on the fifth day.
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