The influence of the fasting period on the number of nymphal instars and on the sex ratio of Argas (Persicargas) miniatus (Acari: Argasidae)

The current study investigated the biology of nymphs of the first and second instars of Argas (Persicargas) miniatus. Nymphs were deprived of food for 15, 30 or 60 days and held at 27 ± 1 ºC and 80 ± 10% relative humidity (controlled conditions) or at room conditions of temperature and relative humi...

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Publication Date:2010
Main Author: Santos,Huarrisson Azevedo
Other Authors: Angelo,Isabele da Costa, Franque,Marcos Pinheiro, Vashist,Usha, Duarte,Aline Falqueto, Baldani,Cristiane Divan, Thomé,Sandra Maria Gomes, Faccini,João Luiz Horacio, Massard,Carlos Luiz
Document type: Article
Language:eng
Published: Colégio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinária
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Online Access:http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1984-29612010000300007
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