Studies on survival and water balance of unfed adult Dermacentor marginatus and D. reticulatus ticks (Acari: Ixodidae)

@article{MeyerKnig2001StudiesOS,
  title={Studies on survival and water balance of unfed adult Dermacentor marginatus and D. reticulatus ticks (Acari: Ixodidae)},
  author={Andr{\'e}a Meyer-K{\"o}nig and Monika Zahler and Rainer Gothe},
  journal={Experimental & Applied Acarology},
  year={2001},
  volume={25},
  pages={993-1004}
}
The water content, the survival time at various relative humidities(r.h.) and the critical equilibrium activity of unfed adultDermacentor marginatus and D.reticulatus ticks were investigated at a constant temperature of20 °C. It was also examined whether these ticks use liquidwaterto compensate water loss. Both Dermacentor spp. showed nosignificant differences in water content in relation to body mass. The meanwater content of D. marginatus and D.reticulatus was 54.6% and 54.7%, respectively… CONTINUE READING