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From: 	"Naomi" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	9/17/02 12:54PM
Subject: 	Biotechnology Congress, Cuba
  Dear colleague,
  Next November we will be celebrating a new edition of the Biotechnology Havana congress series. This year it will be devoted to biotechnology applications to plant and animal health. At the animal biotechnology area there will be a symposium for Ticks and Tick - borne diseases, looking for promoting an open and fruitful discussion on parasite biology, control strategies, and diagnosis means among other subjects. Contributions will be welcome, and you decide to do so, please check the congress web site for directions about abstract submission, registration and so on: 
  Please, remember that deadline for abstract submission is next August 30. Let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
  Thank you very much for you attention, and we are looking forward to meet you here in Havana, Cuba.
  Best regards,
  Dr. Ricardo Lleonart
  Ticks and Tick - Borne diseases Symposium
  Biotechnology Havana 2002

From: 	"Vail, Stephen" <>
To:	"''" <>
Date: 	9/17/02 7:55AM
Subject: 	Tick parental care?


An entomologist colleague is gathering information on parental care in
various arthropod groups and would be very interested if any of you knows of
ticks that retain fertilized eggs or contribute to offspring fitness in
other ways.  Any guidance or suggestions would be very-much appreciated.
You can respond to me, or directly to Dr. Douglas Tallamy
(dtallamy@UDel.Edu).  Thank you very much.

Stephen Vail


Stephen Vail, Associate Professor
Biology Department
William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ 07470

voice:  (973) 720-2487
FAX: (973) 720-2338


CC:	"'dtallamy@UDel.eDU'" <dtallamy@UDel.eDU>

From: 	"M Selim" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	9/14/02 7:09AM
Subject: 	Sarcoptes and mange

Dear Acarologists,

I have a colleague who is working with mange and wants to know the best 
method(s) to obtain the mite and how to preserve it until he returns back to 
the lab and after that.  Any possible information that can help him would be 
greatly appreciated. This is a second time to post it.  I have got no answer 
yet.  Anyone can help there?!

Best wishes,


Mohamed Selim
Animal Health Department
Desert Research Center
Mataria, Cairo, Egypt

From: 	Miloslav Zacharda <>
To:	<>
Date: 	9/12/02 8:14PM
Subject: 	Location of C. Willmann's collection ?

Dear Colleagues,
	     Could you possibly inform me where a collection of types of
Mesostigmata - species described by Carl Willmann is deposited this time ?
Some time ago when I checked Willmann's types of the Rhagidiidae - species
the collection was a private property of W. Hirschmann in Nuremberg, but
now ?
Thank you for your help.
Best wishes.

Dr Miloslav Zacharda, Ph.D.
Institute of Landscape Ecology
Czech Academy of Sciences
Na sadkach 7
370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Czech Republic

From: 	"michel bertrand" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	9/11/02 1:06AM
Subject: 	Fw: demodex

----- Original Message ----- 
From: michel bertrand 
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 2:33 PM
Subject: demodex

dear all,
I received this message. A colleague Dr Marlière Vincent, (clinical pathology) working on role of Demodex in skin pathologies asks for recent data and references on culture of Demodex.
You can answer to my address, I"ll forward the answers
Michel Bertrand

original message
je me permet de vous solliciter à propos de renseignements concernant
> Demodex folliculorum.
> Nous laboratoire est investi dans le traitement de la rosacée (avec
> metronidazole par voie topique), pathologie dans laquelle le rôle de
> Demodex est suspecté.
> Nous aimerions avoir des renseignements concernant l'existence de méthodes
> de culture de ce parasite (la littérature est très pauvre à ce sujet) ou
> savoir si la nature même de ce parasite (ectoparasite du type acarien)
> peut permettre d'envisager le développement de telles méthodes de culture.

From: 	Violaine Nicolas <>
To:	<>
Date: 	9/30/02 6:46PM
Subject: 	ticks and mites

Dear acarologists,
I am a French PhD student working on tropical African small mammals 
(Muridae and Soricidae) communities. During a field study in Gabon, I 
caught thousands of small mammals. Given that parasitism can be an 
important factor regulating population dynamics, I collected external and 
internal parasites from all the Muridae (13 species) and Soricidae (9 
species) caught. The external parasites (96 ticks and more than 4500 mites) 
are conserved in surgical alcohol . If you know someone who could be 
interested in collaborating with my laboratory in order to identify the 
parasites found, please contact me.
Thanks a lot for your help,
Yours sincerely,
Violaine NICOLAS

NICOLAS Violaine
Université de Rennes 1
CNRS - UMR 6552   Ethologie - Evolution - Ecologie
Station Biologique de Paimpont
F-35380 Paimpont.    France.
Tél:    +33 (Bureau)
         +33 (Secrétariat)
Fax:    +33 2 99 61 81 88

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