D L Berkvens

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A selection of the 10% lightest and 10% heaviest males and females of a population of individually weighed Rhipicephalus appendiculatus Neumann adults was made in two experiments. The offspring of homologous pairs were followed until the next adult stage (light x light, control x control and heavy x heavy). The engorged nymphal weights, unfed adult weights,(More)
A new method has been developed to investigate behavioral diapause in adult Rhipicephalus appendiculatus ticks. It is based on a system of gauze columns in which the activity of the ticks can be monitored in the laboratory. An experiment was conducted, involving different photoperiodic conditions during the nymph-to-adult moulting and pre-questing periods,(More)
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