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Monthly Meeting - Program: Rod's Tick Talk, by Rod Crawford

It's very appropriate to have a tick talk by an arachnologist (who's always wanted to use that title!) since ticks are indeed arachnids, in the mite section of the Class Arachnida. In fact, ticks are, essentially, gigantic mites.

If you've spent any time in the great outdoors you've surely seen ticks and likely even provided them with blood meals. They are of intimate interest to us not only because they are all parasites of vertebrates, but also because they can be vectors of several nasty diseases.

But this won't all be just a catalogue of bad news. Ticks have lots of cool features. Did you know you can attract ticks to a trap with dry ice? Did you know you can tell a male from a female at a glance? Yes, it's everything you always wanted to know about ticks, but were afraid to ask!

(Bee speaker, originally scheduled, discovered he had to buzz off to the airport that night - sorry about that!)

As always, all are welcome at our meetings, whether members or not. (Dues paying members get a newsletter by postal mail).

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  • Carolyn

    Everything that I would ever want to know about ticks . . . and more! Thank you Rod.

    1 · February 24, 2014

  • Walt K.

    Car problems over weekend, sorry to miss this one.

    February 24, 2014

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