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Rearing Ixodes scapularis, the Black-legged Tick

Rearing Ixodes scapularis, the Black-legged Tick: Feeding Immature Stages on Mice

Article DOI: 10.3791/55286 06:00 min
May 8th, 2017


Summary May 8th, 2017

The production of healthy laboratory-reared ticks is essential to studies on tick biology, and tick-pathogen interactions. Here we demonstrate a simple protocol for immature tick feeding that is cost-effective and less stressful to mice.


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