A comparison of the cuticular properties of the female ticks Ixodes pacificus and Amblyomma hebraeum (Acari: Ixodidae) throughout the feeding period

TitleA comparison of the cuticular properties of the female ticks Ixodes pacificus and Amblyomma hebraeum (Acari: Ixodidae) throughout the feeding period
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsKaufman WR, Flynn PC
JournalExp Appl Acarol
Volume76
Start Page365
Issue3
Pagination365-380
Date Published11/2018
KeywordsAmblyomma, Cuticle, Dopamine, hebraeum, ixodes, Ixodid, pacificus, tick, Young’s modulus
Abstract

The mechanical properties of the cuticle of Ixodes pacificus (Ip) are compared to those of Amblyomma hebraeum (Ah) from our earlier work. The 10-fold size difference between the species is expected to lead to significant differences in mechanical properties, because cuticular stretch depends on high internal hydrostatic pressure during the rapid phase of engorgement.

URLhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10493-018-0306-3