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Getting ready to drag for ticks.
Research students collect ticks in Connecticut woodlands.
Research students check drag cloth for ticks.
Specimens collected in the field.
Tick nymph finds a human host.
Rabbit with ear covering after attachment of ticks.
Birds as well as mammals are known to host ticks.
Ticks are easily brushed onto people and animals walking by.
Field collected specimens being prepared for storage.
- The inventory and detailed records for each individual tick are kept, including tick pedigrees, source of each blood meal, and mortality rates within and between life stages.
Lab workers wear white for safety.