A method for testing the host specificity of ectoparasites: give them the opportunity to choose

Host-choice experiments were carried out with rodent and bat ectoparasites on Ilha Grande, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We constructed experimental chambers that enclosed three different rodent or bat host species, and then introduced a selected set of ectoparasitic arthropods. When given the op...

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Publication Date:2005
Main Author: Esbérard,Carlos EL
Other Authors: Martins-Hatano,Fernanda, Bittencourt,Emerson B, Bossi,David EP, Fontes,Angélica, Lareschi,Marcela, Menezes,Vanderlaine, Bergallo,Helena G, Gettinger,Donald
Document type: Article
Language:eng
Published: Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde
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Online Access:http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0074-02762005000700015
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