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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 97, No. 6, 2002, pp. 853-856
Bioline Code: oc02163
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 97, No. 6, 2002, pp. 853-856

 en Biology of Amblyomma aureolatum check for this species in other resources (Pallas, 1772) (Acari: Ixodidae) on Some Laboratory Hosts in Brazil
Daniel Sobreira Rodrigues; Henrique Ávila de Carvalho; André Almeida Fernandes; Carolina Maria Viana Freitas; Romário Cerqueira Leite & Paulo Roberto de Oliveira

Abstract

The ixodid Amblyomma aureolatum check for this species in other resources is suspected to play a role in the epidemiology of wild life-cycle hemoparasites, which frequently infect dogs in rural and hunting areas in Brazil. Little is known about its bionomics. The objective of the present study was to evaluate some bionomic aspects of A. aureolatum ticks in Brazil. One engorged female, collected from a dog ( Canis familiaris check for this species in other resources ) in São Sebastião das Águas Claras, State of Minas Gerais, was used to establish a colony in the laboratory. Subsequently its parasitic stage progeny were fed on domestic dogs and laboratory animals. The free-living stages were incubated at 27ºC ± 2°C and minimum 70% relative humidity in a BOD incubator. The egg incubation period ranged from 31 to 34 days; the parasitic period of larvae ranged from 4 to 6 days and ecdysis to nymphs occurred from day 19 up to day 22. The parasitic period of nymphs ranged from 5 to 8 days and the period of ecdysis to adults from 31 to 33 days. The parasitic period of adults ranged from 11 to 15 days, the pre-oviposition period from 6 to 12 days, and the oviposition period from 9 to 38 days. The total duration of the life cycle ranged from 116 to 168 days.

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Amblyomma aureolatum check for this species in other resources - life cycle - dogs - biology - Brazil

 
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