Ticks on iSpot

Ticks on iSpot

Ticks on iSpot - Southern Africa : What ticks do we have in southern Africa? We all know them - and would probably ignore them if it were not for pepper ticks and Tickbite Fever. So after every walk, we quickly check, and if necessary remove some ticks. And then comes the difficul

What ticks do we have in southern Africa?

We all know them - and would probably ignore them if it were not for "pepper ticks" and Tickbite Fever.
So after every walk, we quickly check, and if necessary remove some ticks.

And then comes the difficult part: how to kill them?
Well now it is easy. Put them in a vial with some cheap whiskey, and send them to Pretoria (they are welcome to them). See more at http://www.ispotnature.org/node/846761
And dont forget to photograph them and put them on iSpot. Dont worry about duplicates: duplicates are good distributional, seasonal and abundance data. Just post them ALL.

Meantime,

10 Nov 2016
Tony Rebelo