I have taken advantage of your holiday message
to Moose and the attached "copies" list to relate some very bad news
to those who might have known Moose Reeves. Moose died December
12, 1996, following a second bout with cancer. He had officially
retired on October 1, but remained active until the last week.
In fact he was in to work on Wednesday, December 4.
As a friend and colleague, I know that Moose will be missed.
Paul C. Johnson "Be sure you're right,
Natural Resources Department then look again."
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824 John Henry Comstock
Phone: (603) 862-1717
CC: acarologos <email@example.com>
I am a graduate student studying the biology and pathogenic impact of
an undescribed eriophyoid mite on Black Cottonwoods (Populus sp.).
I would like to conduct some inoculation experiments whereby I will
be transferring overwintering mites from twigs directly to the underside
of leaves. The result should be the production the associated disease
symptoms as well as actively reproducing mite populations. I would
like to know if anyone knows of anything in the literature involving
eriophyoid mite inoculations to produce disease symptoms. I am also
searching for methods to enclose and contain inoculated plants/leaves
that breathe but prevent the tiny mites from escaping. Any ideas
or comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Tony Hunt E-mail: Thunt@pfc.forestry.ca
Pacific Forestry Centre
506 West Burnside Road
Victoria, B.C. V8Z 1M5
Dr. Robert Traub, world-renowned medical entomologist, died at Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland on December 21st. He was most famous for his work on fleas, having described over 150 new species and amassing the world's second largest flea collection, second only to that in The Natural History Museum in London. He was also an expert on scrub typhus and chiggers, describing 124 trombiculid species, and was a member of the research team investing scrub typhus that was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1948.
James E. Keirans
U.S. National Tick Collection
Institute of Arthropodology & Parasitology
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, Georgia 30460-8056, USA
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World wide web - http://www.bio.gasou.edu
I am doing a comparison of oribatid mite species richness in soil and litter of forested sites in the southern Appalachian mountains with sites in other regions of the world. I am looking for studies that have sampled the soil and litter in samples of known area (say, 5 cm diameter cores) to about 5 cm depth. I'd really appreciate direction toward any data sets you think might be useful: species richness from litter and soil of fairly undisturbed forested sites with the area sampled included. (I realize many studies lump members of Suctobelbidae and Brachychthonoidea - these are still useful to me!)
Thanks very much,
From: "Andrew J. Davis" <pab6awd@WEST-01.NOVELL.LEEDS.AC.UK>
Date: 1/20/97 7:32am
Subject: Hoogstraal reprints
I have between 50 and 100 reprints on ticks (mostly physiology or taxonomy) authored or coauthored by Harry Hoogstraal. I no longer have any space for them and so will send them to anyone who asks.
If more than one person asks for them i'll give preference to acarologists in developing countries or needing the cheapest postage.
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Date: 1/21/97 10:06am
Dear the representative,
I would like to join your mailing list.
the best wishes,
<< Masahiro (Mh.) OSAKABE firstname.lastname@example.org >>
<< Persimmon and Grape Research Center >>
<< National Institute of Fruit Tree Science >>
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Just to let the list know that i have sent the Hoogstraal reprints that i offered recently on this list to Gilberto Moraes in Brazil who fitted my stated prioritization.
I've never had so many responses to a mailing and apologise to all those I Received: from I had to disappoint.
From: "Gamal M. Mahmoud AbdelLatif" <GMABDELA@frcu.eun.eg>
To: acarology <email@example.com>
Date: 1/26/97 7:26am
Subject: A key of Tarsonemidae
I'll be verey gratful if any one can help me to fiend a key of famliy
Thanks in advance
Ehab Mostafa Bakr
I refer you to Evert E. Lindquist's The world genera of Tarsonemidae (Acari: Heterostigmata): a morphological, phylogenetic, and systematic recision, with a reclassification of family-group taxa in the heterostigmata, in Memoirs of the Entomol. Soc. of Canada No. 136, 1986.
Sabina Fajardo Swift, PhD / Phone: (808)847-8217
Bishop Museum / Fax: (808)841-8968
Department of Natural Sciences / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 19000
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 USA
On Sun, 26 Jan 1997, Gamal M. Mahmoud AbdelLatif wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> I'll be verey gratful if any one can help me to fiend a key of famliy
> Tarsonemidae genera
> Thanks in advance
> Ehab Mostafa Bakr
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La Sialf organise à Banyuls (France) en 1997 un colloque
SIALF organizes in BANYULS (France) in 1997 a colloquium
LES ACARIENS PARASITES : Aspects fondamentaux et appliqués.
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I wish to contact researchers in South Africa and North America who would be able to supply DNA, RNA or cDNA from engorged ticks of the following species:
In South Africa:
Rhipicephalus evertsi evertsi, Ixodes rubicundus and Hyalomma truncatum.
In North America:
Dermacentor andersoni, Ixodes scapularis and Rhipicephalus sanguineus.
Thanks in anticipation
Associate Professor K.W.Broady
Head, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Technology, Sydney
Ph: 61-2-9514 4101
Fax: 61-2-9514 4026
Would anyone on the Acarology list know the e-mail address of Evert E. Lindquist, an acarologist believed to be working at the Biosystematics Research Institute, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa. Please reply to
Plant Protection Centre
Ministry of Agriculture
Lincoln, New Zealand