Does anyone know if the Intrnational Congress of Entomology has a web
I'm specifically looking for a publication from 1976 by Krinsky and
Burgdorfer: Int. Cong. Ent XV, Washington DC.
Thanks in advance,
Merck Research Labs
Po Box 2000
Rahway, NJ 07065
Subject: cottonwood leafcurl mite
From: "David Coyle/R8/USDAFS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 08:40:43 -0500
Last summer we had a severe infestation of the cottonwood leafcurl mite,
Aculus lobulifera, in our Populus plantation. We run a large (40 ha)
short-rotation forestry experiment in South Carolina, USA, located in the
southeastern portion of the country. Does anyone have any published
information on this pest, as well as a damage rating scale? I am having a
hard time finding literature. Thank you in advance for your time and
David R. Coyle
Biological Science Technician
USDA Forest Service
Savannah River Institute
P.O. Box 700, Building 760-16G
New Ellenton, SC 29809
We are trying to acquire some Acarus immobilis for a molecular project.
Mites in 95-100% ethanol would be ideal for us. We will happily reimburse
your costs if you are able to send us some.
Thank you for your consideration in this.
Head, Molecular Biology Division
Dr Richard H. Thomas Voice: +44 (0)20 7942 5569
Department of Zoology FAX: +44 (0)20 7942 5054
The Natural History Museum email: email@example.com
London, SW7 5BD
Do you know about recent publications reviewing the species that can
be vectors of Lyme disease? I would greatly appreciate your information
about this subject. We are preparing a text for consultation of latinamerican
medical students in Cuba and I would like to give the right information.
We would greatly appreciate if you can give for this book an electronic
picture of general acari external morphology, free of charge. We will aknowledge
Thanks in advance,
Lic. Judith Mendiola
Department of Parasitology
Instituto Pedro Kourí
Apartado Postal 601
By now all authors should have received the proofs of their papers in
Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of Acarology. I would be most
grateful if you could send them back to me as fast as you can.
If you have not received your proofs, please let me know and I'll see
Thanks for your patience.
Dr. R. B. Halliday
GPO Box 1700
Canberra ACT 2601
Telephone (02) 6246 4085
Mobile 0438 543509
International Telephone (61) (2) 6246 4085
Fax (02) 6246 4000
International Fax (61) (2) 6246 4000
If anyone could send me a copy of the following two papers, I would
Ma, Liming & Wang, Shenrong (1996) Four new species of the family
Parasitidae and discovery of the genus Trachygamasus in China. Acta
Arachnologica Sinica 5(2): 81-88.
Ma, Liming (1997) Description of the male of Vulgarogamasus gansuensis
and a new record of Poecilochirus from China. Acta Arachnologica Sinica
Many thanks in anticipation.
All the best,
Dr Anne Baker
Dept of Entomology
The Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD
Dr Anne S. Baker
Department of Entomology
The Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD
Tel. (0)20 7942 5656
Fax. (0)20 7942 5229
Dear Dr. Huchet
Take a look at
Gorirossi-Bourdeau, F., 1995 - A documentation in stone of Acarina
at the Romand Temple of Bacchus in Baalbek, Lebanon, about
Bul..Ann.Soc.royal Belge Entomol. 131; 3-15
or write to her at
Institut Royald des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique
Rue Vautier 29
B-1040 Bruxelles Belgique.
Carlos H.W. Flechtmann
Univ. Sao Paulo/ESALQ
On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, Jean-Bernard HUCHET wrote:
> Dear All,
> I'm looking for informations and references about mites found in ancient
> egyptian mummies.
> Thank you very much for your help,
> Best whishes,
> Jean-Bernard Huchet
> e-mail :firstname.lastname@example.org
CC: ACAROLOGY <email@example.com>
At 11:36 PM +0100 1/21/01, Jean-Bernard HUCHET wrote:
>I'm looking for informations and references about mites found in ancient
I don't know of any references to mites from Egyptian mummies, but the
following mention mites from mummified Native American remains:
Radovsky, F.J. 1970. Mites associated with coprolites and mummified
remains in Nevada. Contributions of the University of California
Archeological Research Facility 10: 186-190
Kliks, M. M. 1988. Paleoparasitological analyses of fecal material
Amerindian (or New World) mummmies: evaluation of saprophytic arthropod
remains. Paleopathological Newsletter 64: 7-11.
Baker, A.S. 1990. Two new species of Lardoglyphus Oudemans (Acari:
Lardoglyphidae) found in the gut contents of human mummies. Journal of
Stored Product Research 26: 139-147.
So many mites, so little time!
Barry M. OConnor
Professor & Curator phone: (734) 763-4354
Museum of Zoology FAX: (734) 763-4080
University of Michigan e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079 USA
I'm looking for informations and references about mites found in ancient
Thank you very much for your help,
Does anyone know were in Europe I can find questing ticks (Ixodes ricinus)
right now? Mine has sadly suffered from a mould attack, and I really need
some for labexperiments! Sweden is muchto cold for ticks now so I was
hoping on southern Europe maybe. What about France, Spain, Greece, Italy etc.
I am a graduate student at the University of Texas. I am interested
working with Dicrocheles scedastes, the mite that lives in the ears of
noctuid moths that Asher Treat worked on. I want to study the social
behavior of these mites and the host/parasite interactions.
Does anyone know if Asher Treat is still around? Has anyone heard of
system being worked on by someone else recently?
Please reply directly to:
The second announcement of the 2nd African Acarology Symposium is now
Please contact me if you are interested and have not received a copy yet.
Dr. Markus Knapp
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)
P.O. Box 30772
Tel: +254 2 861680-4
Fax: +254 2 860110/861307
I thank several members of our list who advised me and commented on
the copyright issues concerning the e-reprint library, as some publishers
do not allow authors to distribute e-reprints of their papers via an online
library. The e-reprint library currently has a small holding because we
include at the moment only free materials made available by some
publishers for advertisement (e.g. Exp. Appl. Acarol.) or for public good
(e.g. Florida Entomol.). Please note that the e-library is a public
depositary. Authors, scientific publishers or professional societies who
deposit these papers have complete responsibility for the input to this
library. Copyright will reside with the submitting groups (i.e., the
publishers, societies, or the authors themselves).
If you wish to deposit the e-reprints of your papers in the <Acarological
E-reprint Libray>, please check with your publishers about copyright
issues. If in doubt, please write to your publisher(s) to obtain a
permission, which will most often be granted, as you, the author of the
paper, have moral rights on the paper you wrote, even though you had
granted your right to the publisher.
When you sign the copyright transfer form after reading your proof
pages, many publishers include an option for you to retain your
copyright. It may be a good thing for you to opt for this as you will not be
restricted by the publishers to deposit your papers in e-library.
On the subject of scientific publications, I like to draw your attention
article published in the New York Times (November 3, 2000). It's about
the esculating price of journal subscriptions and how publishing
companies are making massive profits off science research. It's an
interesting article recommended by a colleague of mine. Here I quote a
few of the lines:
"The average price of a subscription to a scholarly journal has more
tripled in the last 14 years. "
"Most journal publishers report operating profit margins of nearly 40
percent of revenue, roughly double the profit margins in the rest of
"The current system is dysfunctional," Mr. Brand [a US university
administrator] said. "We pay faculty members to undertake research, and
then we buy it back. We pay twice."
"Librarians and university administrators have begun trying to circumvent
the traditional publishers, encouraging researchers to start their own
nonprofit journals or circulate their work directly over the Internet."
If you want to read more, please visit www.nytimes.com
Although institutions in rich countries may have the ability to pay
for the published results of sicentific research by their staffs (I noted
many libraries in the developed countries such as USA have been forced
to discontinue subcriptions to some journals), many institutions in the
developing world could never afford such information.
The good news is that we acarologists are not lagging behind in taking
advantage of the internet for the spread of our knowledge. The
non-proft <Systematic & Applied Acarology Society> provides the full
texts of its rapid journal <Syst. Appl. Acarol. Spec. Publ.> free online for
We encourage researchers to take advantage of this nonprofit journal,
which is one of the very few science journals that give free online
access. With SAASP, universities/authors pay once: they pay a low
page charge (lower than most journals) to cover part or all of the
publishing cost but they have the benefit of having e-reprints of their
papers online distributed free for them. This not only saves
universities/authors subscription fees, but also saves authors postage in
sending regular reprints to collegaues.
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