Reproductive bionomics of the soft tick, Ornithodoros turicata (Acari: Argasidae)

Abstract

The effects of different temperatures and relative humidities (RHs) were tested on various reproductive parameters of Ornithodoros turicata, an argasid tick that inhabits gopher tortoise burrows in Florida, USA. The pre-oviposition, oviposition and incubation periods of the ticks decreased as temperature increased. These periods were also affected by the RH… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00130549

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