Ticks & Chiggers--a study

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  1. Sue Gremlin

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    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.
     
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  2. Sue Gremlin

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    Did they look like this?
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    That is it for sure. Exactly!
     
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    That's a Lone Star larva.
     
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    I figured. That proves to me that what I and most everyone else has been calling chiggers are really ticks. No doubt about it.
     
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    and I'll still call them by their cumberland county name of "jiggers!"
     
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    Yes I had forgotten to mention that.We do have our own way of saying a few words down here.I don't know if "crik" is indigenous to here or thats all over South Jersey but I lived in "The Crik" as a kid and again in my 20's.Chasin fiddler crabs and snakes and gittin tore up by "skeeters" and greenheads
     
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    Yes I had forgotten to mention that.We do have our own way of saying a few words down here.I don't know if "crik" is indigenous to here or thats all over South Jersey but I lived in "The Crik" as a kid and again in my 20's.Chasin fiddler crabs and snakes and gittin tore up by "skeeters" and greenheads
     
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    Tick control is important for preventing an infestation in the home. Caulking any cracks around the house, installing screens outside windows, moving the lawn frequently, cleaning cluttered areas around the home, and getting rid of excess wood is all helpful methods for tick control.
     
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    Shaving the dogs bald helps too.Momma won't let me spray them with Peremethrin
     
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    I've seen people voice concern over manipulating mouse DNA many times in order to slow this project, but they can never articulate what negative outcomes could possibly surface that would be worse than humans contracting lyme disease.
     
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    #174 92 Blazer Jeff, Dec 23, 2018
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    I was down in Chestnut Neck today. Picked up 8 ticks. They were moving slow, thankfully. They were all deer ticks, also called black-legged ticks. Responsible for many diseases. I never knew they were down below the Mullica. This is a female.

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    Great photo Bob
     
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