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From: 	"Zhi-Qiang Zhang" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	4/25/02 10:07PM
Subject: 	dust mites

           posated for Diana Sammataro<>

I am writing for a colleague who would like to obtain a culture of dust mites as well as some pertinent reading lists. Can you post this on the Acaralogy list?

You can either forward the information to me or send it to her directly.

Fabiana Ahumada-Segura
She works part time at the Un. of Arizona. I don't have her UA email.

Thank you in advance.

Diana Sammataro, Ph.D.
Research Entomologist
Carl Hayden Bee Research Center
2000 E. Allen Road
Tucson, AZ 85719-1596

Phone: 520 670 6380 ex 121
 fax 520 670 6493

From: 	"Sebastian felipe Sendoya" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	4/23/02 7:51AM
Subject: 	Biomass

Dear Acarologists:

I am studing the arthropods community of Espeletia grandiflora (Asteracea)in the Colombian High mountains. Can any one of you tell me if some method exists to measure or estimate the biomass of the Acari in a portion of litter. I would thank you very much any information or reference that you can give me. 

Sebastian Felipe Sendoya
Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

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From: 	"Dr. Alireza Saboori" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	4/21/02 11:25PM
Subject: 	hel[p

Dear Colleagues 

I would greatly appreciate receiving papers on different aspects of "Linobia coccinellae" (Acari: Hemisarcoptidae). 

Would you please kindly send me, if you have. 

Best regards 

Sincerly yours 

Alireza Saboori, Ph.D. 

Department of Plant Protection 

Colleege of Agriculture 

Tehran University 


From: 	"Vail, Stephen" <>
To:	"''" <>
Date: 	4/20/02 7:05AM
Subject: 	tick ornamentation


Can any of you tell me what is known about the adaptive value (function) of
ornamentation in ticks?  I'm especially interested in warning-coloration and
mimicry, have heard informally how this might work in the case of African
Amblyomma, but know of no published literature on these questions.  Can
anyone get me started with information or a reference?

Steve Vail


From: 	Marcin Liana <>
To:	<>
Date: 	4/20/02 1:41AM
Subject: 	Histiostoma feroniarum

Hello everyone
Dear acarologist I'm working with Histiostoma feroniarum, and I have 
information, that this species have two lines telytokus and arrenotokus. I 
have the arrenothokus line (with males), but I NEED the other one. There is 
anybody who can help me and send me the telytokus line of H. feroniarum?
Marcin Liana

Marcin Liana
Dept. of Comparative Anatomy
Instytut of Zoology
Jagiellonian University
ul. Ingardena 6
30-060 Krakow

From: 	"Rafael de la Vega" <>
To:	"Acarologia" <>
Date: 	4/17/02 8:30AM
Subject: 	Question

Dear all: I'm very worry and upset because all days I receive several
messages in other language different of English with many interrogation
marks. You have to install a special program or act faster than a lightening
to erase the file from the Inbox and from Delete items. I wonder if this is
cause by messages from other member of the list who normally write their
messages in their natives languages without knowing the inconveniences they
could provoke. I apologize if this email cause some bothering to you. I will
be happy to know what is happening with

From: 	"Dr alireza saboori" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	4/16/02 8:48PM
Subject: 	paper request

Dear Colleagues
I would greatly appreciate receiving papers on different aspects of "Linobia coccinellae" (Acari: Hemisarcoptidae).
Would you please kindly send me, if you have.
Best regards

Sincerly yours

Alireza Saboori, Ph.D.
Department of Plant Protection
Colleege of Agriculture
Tehran University


From: 	Mahdieh Asadi <>
To:	<>
Date: 	4/15/02 8:50PM
Subject: 	phoresy of watermites

Dear colleages

would you please let me know about phoretic relation between watermites

and insects.

any information,paper or reference would be appreciated.

Thank you very much for your kind considerations.

Sincerely yours:

Miss.Mahdieh Asadi
Department of plant protection
College of agriculture
Tehran university 


From: "Zhi-Qiang Zhang" <>

To: <>

Date: 4/9/02 2:33PM

Subject: Systematic & Applied Acarology special


Dear Colleagues:


Just a reminder that if you order/renew volume 7 (2002) of SYSTEMATIC & APPLIED ACAROLOGY before the end of April 2002, you can receive free back volumes of SYSTEMATIC & APPLIED ACAROLOGY with only postage/packaging fee of 8.50 USD per volume for delivery.

For details and order form, see:


Zhi-Qiang Zhang


Systematic & Applied Acarology


From: 	"Zhi-Qiang Zhang" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	4/9/02 2:06PM
Subject: 	new book: Acarid Phylogeny and Evolution

      >>>posted for Dr Enrico de Lillo <>

Acarid Phylogeny and Evolution
Adaptation in Mites and Ticks
Proceedings of the IV Symposium of the European Association of Acarologists

edited by
Fabio Bernini
Universit* di Siena, Italy
Roberto Nannelli
Istituto Sperimentale di Zoologia Agraria, Firenze, Italy
Giorgio Nuzzaci
Universit* degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Enrico de Lillo
Universit* degli Studi di Bari, Italy

This volume covers several aspects of the Acarology as presented at
The Fourth Symposium of the European Acarologists held in Siena,
Italy, July 24-28, 2000. The meeting addressed the direction of
today's research, as well as highlighted the challenges of this
scientific field. On the basis of the presentations and invited
papers, there is evidence of a "new" Acarology based on modern
techniques and methods of investigations. It also demonstrated the
importance of the "classical" Acarology, based on the alpha taxonomy
and original studies.
The Proceedings include selected original works on taxonomy,
systematics, phynology, molecular biology, genetics, ecology
(relationships between Acari and their plant/animal host), life
strategies, morphology (reproductive anatomy, sperm transfer,
structure and functioning of various organs of Acari), physiology,
control and behaviour of mites and ticks.
This book is of particular interest to academic audience, graduate
students, and researchers; as well as applied scientists in the field
of Zoology and Acarology.

More data can be found at the following site

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privileged. They are intended for the addressee only and are not to be read,
used, copied or disseminated by anyone receiving them in error.  If you are
not the intended recipient, please notify the sender by return email and
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The views expressed in this email are those of the sender and do not
necessarily reflect the official views of Landcare Research.

Landcare Research


From: 	Genetics <>
To:	<>
Date: 	4/7/02 6:18PM
Subject: 	Wolbachia screening

Shalom Dr. Madder,
I recieved your email regarding parthenogenetic Rhipicephalus appendiculatus and R. zambeziensis. I am currently working on a new parthenogenesis-inducing bacterium (also found in Ixodes) and will be more than happy to look for both Wolbachia and the new bacterium in your tick populations.
Einat Zchor-Fein


From: 	<>
To:	<>
Date: 	4/6/02 11:11AM
Subject: 	male Amblyomma


I was just consulted on a "weird looking bug" found in the skin of a neighbor 
who just returned from Virginia, USA.  The "bug" is a male Amblyomma 
americanum.  I am aware of their potential for disease transmission and the 
agents thereof, but the bitten individual has been back in New Jersey for 2 
days and the specimen is not engorged.  My question: does the male lone-star 
tick behave as its male Ixodes scapularis counterpart and only "take a sip 
here and there" when and if they feed?

Thanks in advance-

Jim Occi


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