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Mar 29, 2013 5:13 PM

Help identifying a tick-SEM?

Hello,

I am currently a 3rd year biologist, and am researching the uses of SEM in identifying ticks and looking at the local assortment. All of them seem pretty similar, and I'm 99% sure all but one as Ixodes ricinus, however one of the ticks has a different mouth part compared to the rest. Can someone help me to identify it? I'm not even sure if it is a tick. It was a little thinner than my other specimens, red, and considerably more hairy, but around the same size.

Thank you for any help given.

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      Mar 29, 2013 5:07 PM (in response to Josh)
      Re: Help identifying a tick-SEM

      Josh,

       

      We can't see your images: the web site gives "retroewe's images are not publicly available."

       

      Please persist in trying to add images, even if in a reply to your own original posting. I can't really guess what the problem is, but aim to use JPEGs and preferably less than 5Mb (with use of a suitable resizing program, perfectly good images can be had as files under 1Mb).

       

      Meanwhile, have you checked-out red mites, such as harvest mite?

       

      Mike

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          Mar 29, 2013 8:38 PM (in response to Josh)
          Re: Help identifying a tick-SEM

          OK, yes - can see them now. Excellent images. But I can't answer your question (I presume it is not an issue of polymorphism, be it due to gender, geographic race, etc.)

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