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From: 	<>
To:	<>
Date: 	7/2/03 12:58a.m.
Subject: 	Mite Brushing Machine 

Dear Colleagues, 
Would anyone tell me where I might purchase a mite brushing machine ? 
Thank you for your assistance. 

Dr. Recep AY
Univesity of Süleyman Demirel
Agriculture Faculty
Plant Protection Department
32260 Çünür/Isparta/TURKEY 

From: 	"Alireza Saboori" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	7/2/03 8:00p.m.
Subject: 	e-mail address

Dear Colleagues
Please let me know Dr. Shozo Ehara's e-mail address.
Best regards from Iran

Sincerely yours
Alireza Saboori, Ph.D.
Department of Plant Protection
College of Agriculture
Tehran University
P.O.Box 4111
Karaj-Iran 31587-11167
Fax: 0098-261-2238529 & 2224511
alternative e-mail address:

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From: 	"Jim Occi" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	7/6/03 3:26p.m.
Subject: 	mites on harvestmen

Greetings acarologist-

For a few summers now I have been observing harvestman ("daddy long-legs" in local terms) here in New Jersey (USA) with red mites on their legs and bodies.

Does anyone in the list know what group or genera of mite this is?  I should have some macrophotographs of this observation soon in slide and print format.  If the images come out OK, I can e-mail low resolution jpegs to whomever wants them. 

Best wishes-

Jim Occi
Cranford, New Jersey 

From: 	Chris Benedict <>
To:	<>
Date: 	7/7/03 9:36a.m.
Subject: 	Taxonomy

To all whom may be able to help:

   I am looking for references that would aid in speciating mites from the 
families Stigmaeidae, Tydeidae, and Anystidae.  I am located in 
Northeastern United States and would be focusing on mites from this 
locale.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

Christopher A. Benedict
105 Carrigan Drive
112 Hills Building
Department of Plant and Soil Science
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405-0082


From: Philippe LEBRUN <>

To: <>

Date: 7/9/03 7:34p.m.


Good morning,


I am looking for a specialist of water mites.

I have some specimens collected in European caves.

Can someone identify those specimens or give me names of specialists ?


Thank you very much in advance.


Ph. L. (alias le dinosaure)


Professeur Ph. LEBRUN

Universit* catholique de Louvain

Unit* d'*cologie et de Biog*ographie

Centre de Recherche sur la Biodiversit*

Place Croix du Sud, 5



T*l*phone : 010-47.34.88 ou 010-47.34.56

Fax : 010-47.34.90


From: 	Maciej Skoracki <>
To:	<>
Date: 	7/11/03 1:53a.m.

Dear Christopher,
I have found in my coll. of reprints - paper
Kazmierski, A. 1998 "Tydeinae of the world". Acta Zool. Cracov. 41: 283-455.

All the best

Maciej Skoracki

Maciej Skoracki
Department of Animal Morphology
A. Mickiewicz University
28 Czerwca 1956 /198
61-485 Poznan
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From: 	"Ryan Rego" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	7/16/03 12:14a.m.
Subject: 	DNA extraction from lice


I have a Master's student in the lab who has been unsuccesful in DNA extraction of lice that he has been obtaining from
different parts of the world. He needs to identify symbionts within the specimens obtained and he generally obtains
5 to 6 specimens for each lice species. He has worked with kits as well as with classical DNA extraction methods with
some success, but if anybody knows of some foolproof method or a paper which might help him out, I would be thankful
if you could e-mail the information over to me. Thank you.

Yours faithfully,
Ryan Rego

From: 	Rob Cruickshank <>
To:	<>
Date: 	7/16/03 10:18a.m.
Subject: 	Re: DNA extraction from lice

My protocol for nondestructive DNA extraction from small insects and 
mites can be found on my website at...

I have used this protocol very successfully on both lice and mites 
(as well as several other groups of microarthropods).


Rob Cruickshank

>I have a Master's student in the lab who has been unsuccesful in DNA 
>extraction of lice that he has been obtaining from
>different parts of the world. He needs to identify symbionts within 
>the specimens obtained and he generally obtains
>5 to 6 specimens for each lice species. He has worked with kits as 
>well as with classical DNA extraction methods with
>some success, but if anybody knows of some foolproof method or a 
>paper which might help him out, I would be thankful

CC:	Ryan Rego <>


From: 	BOUTALEB <>
To:	"" <>
Date: 	7/24/03 10:16p.m.
Subject: 	pheromons of mite

Greeting acarologists,

Does any one in list is specialist or have some informations (paper
references, email of specialists, website, etc.) about chemical ecology
of polyphagous mite
( pheromones, attractivs, repulsivs, etc..)

Best wishes


From: <>

To: <>

Date: 7/25/03 1:50p.m.

Subject: Looking for a book


Dear acarologists,

I need a copy of the following book:

G. P. Channabasavanna, 1966. A contribution to the knowledge of Indian

eriophyid mites (Eriophyoidea: Trombidiformes: Acarina). University of

Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. 154 pp.


If anyone knows where I can find a copy, either for loan or purchase, I

would be very grateful to hear from you.


Thank you.


Bruce Halliday



Dr R. B. Halliday

CSIRO Entomology

GPO Box 1700

Canberra ACT 2601



Telephone 61-2-6246 4085

Fax 61-2-6246 4000


Home page



From: 	Gerd Weigmann <>
To:	acarology <>
Date: 	7/29/03 3:04a.m.
Subject: 	Euraac Symposium 2004

Dear acarologists in Europe and in other countries,
as you might know, the next symposium of EURAAC (Europ. Association of
Acarologists) will be held in
----- Berlin from 26 - 30 July 2004.------
We decided to mail to all known european acarologists only one circular,
wich will include more details as we have at the moment. A first
announcement of the symposium can be found on the internet page of the
----- -------
Please, take the opportunity to inform yourself on the EURAAC as well as
on the symposium planning.
If you are not shure that we have your email address or postal adress
(from word list of acarologists or from the Siena symposium 2000) please
send it to me and we will include you into the mailing lists. We plan to
distribute the circular with "call for papers and registration form" in
the second half of September.
Best wishes to all of you,
Gerd Weigmann

Gerd Weigmann                  |
Lab.f. Soil Zoology & Ecology  |
Grunewaldstr. 34               |  Tel. +49.30.838.53885
D-12165 Berlin                 |  FAX  +49.30.838.53886

From: 	"Ryan Rego" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	7/30/03 2:57a.m.
Subject: 	Thanks for the protocols

Dear all,

Would just like to thank everybody who e-mailed back with protocols and suggestions regarding extarction of lice DNA which I had asked for earlier.

Ryan Rego
Institute of Parasitology,
Ceske Budejovice,
Czech Republic.

From: 	"Campbell, Scott" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	7/30/03 10:54a.m.
Subject: 	Male Dermacentor and Amblyomma

Hi Everyone,

I would appreciate some clarification.  Do male Dermacentor variabilis and
male Amblyomma americanum attach and slowly or slightly feed on humans or
other mammals?  If so, is there any risk to mammals acquiring either
Rickettsia rickettsii, from D. variabilis, or Ehrlichia chaffeensis from A.
americanum?  Any assistance would be much appreciated.  Thank you, Scott

Scott R. Campbell
Suffolk County Health Department
Suffolk County, NY

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