Journal of Insect Science
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.
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
White, Alexis; Minch, Robin; Bidder, Lindsey; and Gaff, Holly, "A Simple, Inexpensive Method for Mark-Recapture of Ixodid Ticks" (2020). Biological Sciences Faculty Publications. 415.
0000-0003-3289-5497 (White), 0000-0002-4034-2684 (Gaff)