Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2020

DOI

10.1093/jisesa/ieaa052

Publication Title

Journal of Insect Science

Volume

20

Issue

6

Pages

1-5

Abstract

Mark-recapture techniques have been widely used and specialized to study organisms throughout the field of biology. To mark-recapture ticks (Ixodida), we have created a simple method to mark ticks using nail polish applied with an insect pin secured in a pencil that allows for a variety of questions to be answered. For measuring tick control efficacy, estimating population estimates, or measuring movement of ticks, this inexpensive mark-recapture method has been easily applied in the field and in the lab to provide useful data to answer a variety of questions about ticks.

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© The Authors 2020.

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Original Publication Citation

White, A., Minch, R., Bidder, L., & Gaff, H. (2020). A simple, inexpensive method for mark-recapture of Ixodid ticks. Journal of Insect Science, 20(6), 1-5, Article 9. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieaa052

ORCID

0000-0003-3289-5497 (White), 0000-0002-4034-2684 (Gaff)

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