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Research center of Embrapa/Collection: Embrapa Pantanal - Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Date Issued: 2014
Type of Material: Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Authors: RAMOS, V. do N.
OSAVA, C. F.
PIOVEZAN, U.
SZABÓ, M. P. J.
Additional Information: VANESSA DO NASCIMENTO RAMOS, UFU; CAROLINA FONSECA OSAVA, UFU; UBIRATAN PIOVEZAN, CPAP; MATIAS PABLO JUAN SZABÓ, UFU.
Title: Complementary data on four methods for sampling free-living ticks in the Brazilian Pantanal.
Publisher: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Jaboticabal, v. 23, n. 4, p. 516-521, out./dez., 2014.
Language: en
Keywords: Off-host ticks
Collecting techniques
Cloth dragging
Visual search
Litter inspection
Carrapatos em vida livre
Técnicas de coleta
Armadilhas de CO2
Arraste de flanela
Busca visual
Inspeção de serrapilheira.
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.
NAL Thesaurus: traps.
Data Created: 2014-12-03
ISSN: 0103-846X
Appears in Collections:Artigo em periódico indexado (CPAP)

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