Title

Survival Rate of Ambylomma americanum In Subzero Temperatures

Presentation Type

Event

Disciplines

Biology | Entomology

Description/Abstract

The predominant hypothesis is that ticks will survive more readily with snow cover than without if exposed to the same freezing temperatures. Amblyomma americanum were placed in microclimates and kept inside a freezer for up to seven days. The experimental groups without snow survived at a significantly higher rate than groups with snow.

Comments

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Holly Gaff

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Conference Room 1310

Start Date

13-2-2016 9:00 AM

End Date

2-2016 10:00 AM

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Survival Rate of Ambylomma americanum In Subzero Temperatures

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Conference Room 1310

The predominant hypothesis is that ticks will survive more readily with snow cover than without if exposed to the same freezing temperatures. Amblyomma americanum were placed in microclimates and kept inside a freezer for up to seven days. The experimental groups without snow survived at a significantly higher rate than groups with snow.