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|Title:||Complementary data on four methods for sampling free-living ticks in the Brazilian Pantanal.|
|Authors:||RAMOS, V. do N.|
OSAVA, C. F.
SZABÓ, M. P. J.
|Affiliation:||VANESSA DO NASCIMENTO RAMOS, UFU; CAROLINA FONSECA OSAVA, UFU; UBIRATAN PIOVEZAN, CPAP; MATIAS PABLO JUAN SZABÓ, UFU.|
|Citation:||Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Jaboticabal, v. 23, n. 4, p. 516-521, out./dez., 2014.|
|Description:||In this study, four methods for sampling free-living ticks that are used in ecological and human tick-bite risk studies were evaluated. Cloth dragging, carbon dioxide traps and visual searches and inspection of plant litter on the ground were used in field and forest areas within the Brazilian Pantanal. Among the three tick species collected, Amblyomma sculptum predominated, followed by Amblyomma parvum and Amblyomma ovale. Dragging, a cheap and simple technique, yielded the highest numbers of ticks, particularly nymphs. The visual search detected a high number of adult ticks and provided information on tick questing height. Even though laborious, plant litter examination showed that large numbers of ticks may use this stratum. Carbon dioxide (CO2) traps are expensive and difficult to handle, but they are highly efficient for adult ticks, especially A. parvum. These data indicate that one method alone is incapable of providing a representative sample of the tick fauna in a particular area and that multiple techniques should be used for tick population studies.|
Carrapatos em vida livre
Técnicas de coleta
Armadilhas de CO2
Arraste de flanela
Inspeção de serrapilheira.
|Type of Material:||Separatas|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigo em periódico indexado (CPAP)|