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Keywords: Amblyomma hebraeumClose
J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (17): 2806–2814.
Published: 1 September 2015
...Peter C. Flynn; W. Reuben Kaufman ABSTRACT Female ticks of the family Ixodidae increase their mass up to 100-fold during the 7–10 day feeding period. We determined the material properties of the alloscutal cuticle of female Amblyomma hebraeum from the time of moulting through to full engorgement...
J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (16): 2820–2831.
Published: 15 August 2010
...W. Reuben Kaufman; Peter C. Flynn; Stuart E. Reynolds SUMMARY The degree of plasticization of the alloscutal cuticle of a ‘hard’ (ixodid) tick, Amblyomma hebraeum , and a ‘soft’ (argasid) tick, Ornithodoros moubata , was assessed throughout the blood-feeding period. Cuticle viscosity was calculated...
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (13): 2525–2534.
Published: 1 July 2006
...W. Reuben Kaufman; Jessi L. Minion SUMMARY Female ticks of the family Ixodidae osmoregulate by secreting the excess fluid of the blood meal back into the host's circulation via the salivary glands. At least three receptors control salivary fluid secretion in the tick Amblyomma hebraeum : (1...