1921
Volume s1-26, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Summary

  • 1.  A new and rapid method of collecting chiggers in nature is described.
  • 2.  Rarely do chiggers fed on blood and never is it their chief source of food. An extraoral digestion of epidermal cells is practiced by this parasite.
  • 3.  Chiggers overwinter in the larval stage deep in the ears and on the eyelids of rabbits, squirrels, and possibly other animals.
  • 4.  “Red-bugs” are negatively geotropic and possess amazing speed for their size.
  • 5.  Chiggers are frequently preyed upon by members of the mite family Bdellidae.

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1946-03-01
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  • Received : 03 Jul 1944

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