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Offline bluthum

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seed ticks...
« on: September 14, 2017, 03:27:13 pm »
 

      
If these pics come through..
first is a nice wad of seed ticks on the end of a grass stem waiting for a host.
Second pic shows masking tape below the horde.
Third pic shows them charging onto the tape as they would a leg.
Fourth pic show a real leg a few seconds after colliding with an unnoticed wad of seed ticks.

Nature in action!

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Re: seed ticks...
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 03:32:42 pm »
looks like you'll have to visit my profile to see the pics, I can't figure out how to post the other pics.
Be aware a tick feeding frenzy is not for the weak of heart.......

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Re: seed ticks...
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 05:56:19 am »
Chiggers operate the same way.  Gathered at the tip of a plant crossing a trail.  Clever little parasites.  Gary
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Re: seed ticks...
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 06:15:01 am »
If you get them on your pants., one of the best ways to get all the little buggers off is with one of those tape lint rollers.
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Re: seed ticks...
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2017, 06:19:28 am »
bluthum,I've had some trouble with posting more than one picture in a post too. I just start another post and all is good.
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Re: seed ticks...
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2017, 06:47:33 pm »
 We had a really bad round with seed ticks several weeks ago, though in the last week I've only gotten a couple ticks, no complaints about that!
 That's a good pic with the clump of seed ticks on the grass. I've never seen them do that.
 We try to keep a wide roll of white tape in each of the vehicles. We've even resorted to lighting a piece of news paper on fire to singe them off jeans. Not the smartest thing to do by any means but it was effective.
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2017, 05:18:25 pm »
The seed tick wads are amazing.  With out the cooperative effort  a seed tick has about no chance to climb upon a host, they are just too tiny. Once they've had a blood meal and make a nymph stage [often called "yearlings"] then they are long legged enough to make it on their own.

I like to look for those out of place swellings on the ends of plants along the trail  and then light 'em up with a bic lighter. Problem solved.