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From: 	"Ali Ahadiyat" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	10/1/02 3:57AM
Subject: 	Identification Keys

Dear acarologists,

    In respect of my M.S. thesis, I have found some mites of the following families and I need the identification keys for identifying their genera and species:
Ameroseiidae, Uropodidae, Acaridae, Winterschmidtiidae (Saproglyphidae), Tarsonemidae, Pygmephoridae, Pyemotidae, Tydeidae and Cheyletidae.

    I would greatly appreciate receiving the papers of these recognition keys.

With many thanks,
Yours sincerely,

Ali Ahadiyat


Ali Ahadiyat 
Golestan 3rd St.
Pasdaran Ave.
Tehran, 16668

From: 	"Chris Beattie" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	10/2/02 12:31AM
Subject: 	Ixodes ricinus colony.

Dear All,

I am a graduate student working on tick behaviour and I am looking for a
source of Ixodes ricinus larvae for an experiment which is due to commence
very soon.  My usual source is unable to supply me and I need around 1600
larvae and could offer about 1200 freshly hatched nymphs in exchange if
required.  If you could help me or know someone who could please get in

Yours faithfully,

Chris Beattie

Chris Beattie,
Department of Zoology,
Oxford University,
South Parks Road,
OX1 3PS.

Telephone (44) 01865 271175

From: 	"D. CrossleyJr" <>
To:	"acarology" <>
Date: 	10/18/02 2:27PM
Subject: 	Robert E. Beer

There is a nice obituary of Robert E. Beer in the Journal of the Kansas
Entomological Society, Vol 75, no. 2, pp. 143-144.

Bob Beer was my major professor at the University of Kansas.  He was an
expert on the Tarsonemidae, but I think his major impact -- and his greatest
pleasure -- was in teaching.


D. A. Crossley, Jr.
P. O. Box 903
Athens GA 30603-0903

From: 	"Pablo A. Martinez" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	10/20/02 2:56PM
Subject: 	psammophilous mites

Dear all:
A colleague researching on psammon of sandy beaches in central coast of Argentina, found some mites and contacted me for a first identification. I have identify some Mesostigmata and Oribatida (accidental?) but I have no specific bibliography about this habitat. Could somebody send me bibliographic cites of classic works on this area?
Thanks in advance

Pablo A. Martinez
Lab. Artrópodos
Univ. Nac. Mar del Plata

From: 	"Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	10/21/02 9:29PM
Subject: 	Sixth Int. Conf. Biotherapy





Dear Colleague:

            On behalf of the International Biotherapy Society (IBS) and the Organizing Committee we cordially invite you to attend the Sixth International Conference on Biotherapy. The Conference will be held in the Congress Center of the Sivas Cumhuriyet University in Turkey on June 16-20, 2003. The main subjects of the Conference will be: Maggot Debridement Therapy, Hirudotherapy, Apitherapy, Ichthiotherapy, Bacteriotherapy, Helminthotherapy and Biodiagnostics.

            The first, second and fourth IBS conferences were held in Porthcawl, South Wales, UK in 1996, 1997 and 1999, respectively, the third IBS conference in Jerusalem, Israel and the fifth in Wurzburg, Germany. We believe that all of them were extremely successful, and we plan to continue the tradition of exchanging information and ideas pertaining to the treatment of human diseases using living organisms such as fish, fly maggots, bees, leeches, helminthes and bacteria. 

            The Sivas Cumhuriyet University is close to the Kangal Balikli Spa, which is a known center where ichthiotherapy is applied. The so called “doctor fish” such as  Cyprinion macrostomus macrostomus and Garra rufa obtusa may, by softening the psoriatic plaques, clear away the scale and expose the lesion to water and sunlight. In addition people with neurological, rheumatic and skin diseases also visit these hot springs. 

            At the Sixth International Conference on Biotherapy the clinical aspects of treatment with these organisms, as well as the scientific basis for their actions will be discussed. The Conference will also, for the first time, include the subject of Biodiagnostics. This, still in its early stages of development, can be defined as the use of living organisms in the detection of human disease. Specifically, we will be considering the use of sniffer dogs, for the early detection of cancer. Dogs are capable of detecting scent molecules at concentrations as low as 10 parts per quadrillion. This sensitivity allows dogs to detect the minute amounts of scent given off by tumor cells.

            We hope that this Conference will give you the opportunity to renew existing links with friends and colleagues around the world, and to create new collaborations and friendships. 

            Please share this information with any physician and scientist who might be interested.


                                                                Yours sincerely,



            Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Akpinar                                               Dr. Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu

            President                                                                              President    

            Local Organizing Committee                                                 International Biotherapy Society



SIVAS, TURKEY, JUNE 16-20, 2003




Please type or write in CAPITAL LETTERS and send to:

Dr. Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu

Department of Parasitology

Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School

P.O.Box 12271, 91120 Jerusalem, Israel

Tel.: ++972 2 675-8093, Fax.: ++972 2 675-7425, E-mail:











FAX:                                            TEL:




[ ] I intend to participate in the Conference

I plan to attend sessions on:

[ ] Maggot therapy

[ ] Hirudotherapy

[ ] Apitherapy

[ ] Ichthiotherapy

[ ] Bacteriotherapy, 

[ ] Helminthotherapy

[ ] Biodiagnostics

[ ] I would like to present a paper / poster


Names and addresses of other persons who would be interested in the Conference:


Dr. Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu

Department of Parasitology
Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School
P.O.Box 12272
Jerusalem 91120, Israel

Tel.: ++ 972 2 675-8093
Fax.: ++ 972 2 675-7425
Webpage (Department of Parasitology):
Webpage (International Biotherapy Society):
Webpage (Israel Society for Parasitology):
Webpage (Phthiraptera Central):

CC:	<>

From: 	Hans Klompen <>
To:	<>
Date: 	10/24/02 2:39AM
Subject: 	Camin Fellowship

CC:	<>, Norman Fashing <>
We would like to draw your attention to an extended deadline of
November 1 for Joseph A. Camin Fellowship applications.  This
fellowship was established in honor of Joe Camin and sponsored by the
Entomological Foundation.  It is aimed at helping students at the
graduate level attend the Acarology Summer Program at Ohio State
University or an equivalent program elsewhere to obtain training in
mite systematics.  The main focus is on students with an interest in
research on systematics of mites and ticks.


ELIGIBILITY: All students who are members of the Acarological Society
of America (ASA) ( or Entomological
Society of America (ESA) ( are eligible to apply
for this fellowship.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Detailed instructions are listed at the
websites of ASA and the Entomological Foundation
(  The main items are an application letter
stating the applicants research interest and goals in acarology and a
letter of recommendation from the applicants academic advisor.

Submit application material electronically (given the timeframe paper
will no longer work) to ASA Selection Committee, c.o. Dr. Hans Klompen,
e-mail:  The winner will be announced at the joint
Annual Meeting of the Acarological Society of America and Entomological
Society of America in Fort Lauderdale.

For the ASA Selection Committee,

Dr. Hans Klompen

Ohio State University                      | Tel: (614) 292-7180

Museum of Biological Diversity      | FAX: (614) 292-7774

1315 Kinnear Rd.                            | E-mail:

Columbus, OH 43212-1192






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