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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2015, 03:05:14 PM »
More biters:

Two vintage rubber figures. On the left, the human head-and-body louse (Pediculus humanus) and on the right another sheep ked. This is my first Pediculus figure (PlayVisions made one as well); it is my second, albeit smaller, sheep ked.

I had originally identified the louse as a pubic louse, because it's a bit on the 'fat' side, but the morphology better matches a head/body louse.

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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2015, 05:03:10 PM »
Nice lice! It's fun to see what treasures people find on eBay.

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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2015, 08:49:06 AM »
Nice finds, Blaine! :) Yes, Pediculus fits better than Pthirus, the latter would have a thorax wider than the abdomen.

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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2016, 12:20:46 AM »
This is an awesome thread.
Many people collect cats or dogs, you collect anything that sucks its blood  :o.
I love this collection.

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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2016, 01:16:47 AM »
More bitin' bugs:

Play Visions ectoparasites from 1996. Left to right: itch mite (Sarcoptes scabiei), head-and-body louse (Pediculus humanus), hard tick gen. sp.



Canine Skin Parasites by GPI Anatomicals (2013). Left to right: itch mite (Sarcoptes scabiei), dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis), hard tick (Ixodes sp.).



biting flies by Funrise Toys (1989). Left to right: tsetse fly, horse fly, black fly.




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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2016, 10:17:46 PM »
Those are nice! The giant flea eggs look disturbingly tasty. Mmm, flea omelette...


This whole thread reminds me of the Meguro Parasitological Museum. If you're ever in Tokyo, pay it a visit!

Is it true that the brown dog ticks are fed on by humans in some countries especially in Asia?

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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2016, 01:31:25 PM »
Those are nice! The giant flea eggs look disturbingly tasty. Mmm, flea omelette...


This whole thread reminds me of the Meguro Parasitological Museum. If you're ever in Tokyo, pay it a visit!

Is it true that the brown dog ticks are fed on by humans in some countries especially in Asia?

I dont know of any humans feeding on brown dog ticks  >:D but brown dog ticks do feed on humans

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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2016, 06:44:22 PM »
I'd be concerned about blood poisoning eating ticks.
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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2016, 09:38:25 PM »
I'd be concerned about blood poisoning eating ticks.

okay thanks

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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2016, 07:18:07 PM »
Australian paralysis tick, Ixodes holocyclus by Paleo Creatures (=Jetoar).

It appears to be a male based on the dorsal shield. I really like it a lot, but unfortunately there is one morphologic error: Ixodes should not have eyes  C:-)




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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2016, 11:31:11 PM »
Sorry Blaine for my mistake about a eyes  :-[. You could fix it with a few of painture if you wish. And yes. I have made a male  ^-^.
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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2016, 01:10:16 AM »
Sorry Blaine for my mistake about a eyes  :-[. You could fix it with a few of painture if you wish. And yes. I have made a male  ^-^.

No worries. I love the figure as is and happy to have this species, an Australian hard tick is unique indeed

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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2017, 08:24:34 PM »
I have edited the first post in this thread, with photos uploaded to Postimage. I essentially just did cut-and-pastes from the 'Bug of the Day' posts.

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Re: Arthropods - Ectoparasites
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2017, 05:14:58 PM »
Beautieful :)