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From: "Barry M. OConnor" <> Save Address Block Sender
 To: Save Addresses
 Subject: Vitzthum collection
 Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 15:37:18 -0500

Can anyone give me the address of the collection in Munich, Germany where
the Vitzthum collection of mites is housed?  I have found addresses in the
older versions of Acarologists of the World, but can't find a "Zoologische
Staatssamlung" on the web, only various other names for museums in Munich
and Bavaria.  Given the consolidation and change that has been common in
the museum community over the past few decades, it's possible there's a new
name and address for this collection.
        Thanks! - Barry OConnor

So many mites, so little time!
Barry M. OConnor                phone: (734) 763-4354
Museum of Zoology               FAX: (734) 763-4080
University of Michigan          e-mail:
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079  USA 

From: "Barry M. OConnor" <> Save Address Block Sender
 To: Save Addresses
 Subject: Vitzthum material
 Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 11:32:55 -0500

Thanks to all who responded with assistance in locating Vitzthum specimens.
I now have the address for the Zoologische Staatssamlung in Munich.

So many mites, so little time!
Barry M. OConnor                phone: (734) 763-4354
Museum of Zoology               FAX: (734) 763-4080
University of Michigan          e-mail:
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079  USA

From: Thomas Morwinsky <> Save Address Block Sender
 To: Save Addresses
 Subject: Serial reconstructions
 Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 10:49:30 +0200

Hello to all!
Does anyone know of good PC-based (preferably Windows) volume-
rendering program for 3D-reconstructions from serial sections? Any help
would be greatly appreciated.

Thomas Morwinsky

Thomas Morwinsky
Zoologisches Institut der CAU, LS Oekologie
Olshausenstr. 40
D-24098 Kiel
  Tel:+49 431 880 4147
  Fax:+49 431 880 4368

From: Andrew Beckerman <> Save Address Block Sender
 To: Acarology Mail <> Save Addresses
 Subject: staining, mounting
 Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 11:33:16 +0000

I am looking for references on techniques for mounting and staining
mites (Caloclyphus-Sancassania).  In particular, digestive and
reproductive morphology, eggs, etc. we are constrained to light
microscopy at the time.

reply to my personal email, unless there is listserve interest.

many thanks
Andrew Beckerman (w) +44 (0)1786 467808
Institute of Biological Science (fax) +44 (0)1786 464994
University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA
Scotland, UK

From: Zhi-Qiang Zhang (Zhi-Qiang Zhang) <> Save Address Block Sender
 To: Save Addresses
 CC: Save Addresses
 Subject: Zerconidae
 Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 08:52:12 +1200

The following is a request sent to the list from a Ph.D. student from
Romania. Please reply to directly if you can help.
Zhi-Qiang Zhang

Forwarded message:
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 17:37:40 +0200
From: Adina Calugar <>
Subject: Zerconidae

Dear All working with ZERCONIDAE,

> I am study gamasid-mites. I am working especially in Zerconidae. I am
> going to do my Ph.D. about these mites. I am very interested about
> their  biology and ecology but I have only one extensive paper on this
> subject (Vera Halaskova - Zerconidae of Czechoslovakia). I have some
> more information about their biology , ecology from Evans, Moraza,
> Karg, Bregetova
> Another ask: I found a Prozercon species with all
> podonotum setae (all i-setae) barbed. I think it is a new species but I
> am not very sure . Please tell me if you know about a species with this
> characteristics (all i-setae barbed inclusively i5).
> I would greatly appreciate if you want to help me with some
> or even advises.

I am also looking for a scholarship in Acarology (for study Zerconidae or
free living Mesostigmata ) to specialize myself. Please, can everyone

> Sincerely yours,
> Adina Calugar
> Biological Research Institute
> B-dul Carol I , 20 A
> Iasi, 6600
> Romania

From:  "Dr. M. A. Houck" <y1mah@TTACS.TTU.EDU>
Subject:  Obituary
Date: 24 November 1999 12:15pm

Dear Friends and Colleagues of Dr. Howard Sengbusch,

It is with deep regret that I learned today of Howard's death at age 81.
Dr. Sengbusch was an internationally known tropical parasitologist and Dean
of the School of Arts and Sciences at Buffalo State College.

Howard was also an adjunct professor of biology at Georgia Southern
University and Florida State University.  He was  the first Director of the
Great Lakes Laboratory, established in Buffalo in 1966.

Howard passed away on February 4, 1999, in Tallahassee, Florida where he
lived with his wife Beatrice.

Burial will be at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia as Howard was
a lieutenant in the US Army during WWII and a captain of the US Public
Health Service.

M. A. Houck

Subject:  Reference on Ripicephalus sanguineus
Creation Date: 26 November 1999 1:59pm
From:  <>

Dear Acarologists,

I am looking for a paper that I believe would have been originally published
in South America.  Would anyone know where I could obtain a copy of the
Elizondo Langagne, A. (1947) Bol. Serv. Hig. rur. Med. Social Comarca
Lagunera, 1: 53.

This reference was cited in Ticks and Disease (Arthur, D.1961) and is about
tick infestations of humans in the "Lake Region of Mexico".

Thanks in advance for your help.

Jim Occi
Cranford, New Jersey

From: "Hu, Renjie (DHS-VBDS)" <>
To: "''" <>
Subject: address change
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 15:10:20 -0800

Dear Acarologists:
 This is to inform you that I have moved to California (from Georgia)
to take a public health biologist position with the California Department of
Health Services, Vector-borne Disease Section.  The following is my new

 Renjie Hu, Ph.D.
 California Department of Health Services
 2151 Convention Center Way, Suite 218B
 Ontario, CA 91764
 Tel: (909) 937-3440
 Fax: (909) 937-3456



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