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bmathison1972

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Castor Bean Tick (3B Scientific)
« on: November 12, 2014, 12:16:18 AM »
hey all,

This is my first walk-around, and it's for the castor bean tick, Ixodes ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758) by 3B Scientific out of Germany.

This is an amazing figure and is VERY accurate, even down to the inverted U-shaped anal groove that defines genus (along with having long mouthparts, no eyes, and no festoons).

This is a European species. Members of the genus are vectors of Borrelia burgorferi (Lyme disease), Babesia spp. (babesiosis), and Anaplasma phagocytophila (human anaplasmosis].

My new favorite figure :)









3B products are made in Germany but their distributor is here in Georgia [where I lived at the time of the original pst]. The US National Tick Collection is in Statesboro, GA (coincidence? LOL).
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Re: Castor Bean Tick (3B Scientific)
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 11:18:09 PM »
Wow, bigger than I expected - didn't the item description suggest it was only some 5" across? The leg span looks larger on the comparison photo with your hand. :) I think I'll have to get me this one, too. 8)

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Re: Castor Bean Tick (3B Scientific)
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 11:38:58 PM »
Wow, bigger than I expected - didn't the item description suggest it was only some 5" across? The leg span looks larger on the comparison photo with your hand. :) I think I'll have to get me this one, too. 8)

It is bigger than Kaiyodo/gashapon styles yes but comparable to Safari Hidden Kingdom or Life Cycle Figures. I actually thought it would be bigger; Im very happy with its size.

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Re: Castor Bean Tick (3B Scientific)
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2014, 02:23:03 PM »
Really curious figure  ^-^.
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Re: Castor Bean Tick (3B Scientific)
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2017, 07:01:56 PM »
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