Tick larvae have six legs just to confuse people. And as far as I know, all tick species start out that way, even the soft ticks (argasid). They feed, drop off and molt into an 8 legged nymph. Their 4th pair of legs are in the larva under the shell (scutum). I actually have no idea why they evolved this way. Kind of a good question.I took the lint roller in again today and cranked that microscope all the way up. Another employee and I looked them over closely. They look exactly like a tick.They have six legs, antenna, and the mouth of a tick. He checked on his phone and it said they do have 6 legs early on. So I am assuming as they get bigger they grow two more???????????? It would be interesting to know what goes on there.
We have inspection equipment at work that will print out the view but I doubt those individuals will want to look at ticks. Not tick kind of people.