Canadian Entomologist Volume 31-32

Canadian Entomologist Volume 31-32

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...their appearance. They lie motionless in the dry earth enclosed with them and patiently await a host. Until I read Dr. Behr's letter, now two months ago, I had not " screwed up " suflicient courage to let any of the repulsive creatures repast at my expense, but his remarks decided me. On September 8th, I fed one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Both were simply placed on my arm, and they attended to their wants without further invitation. Neither vas restless, but immediately scratched a hole and began. One staid on an hour and the other two hours. There was no sensation of pain in either case, but an exudation of a transparent fluid was observed to collect beneath the body of the tick, and the evaporation of this appeared to be responsible for a slight sensation ofcold or numbness; at times, too, there was a slight tickling. At the conclusion of the respective banquets, each was fully distended with blood. When they left, there were slight inflamed spots about two millimetres in diameter, but no abrasions visible, so neatly had the operations been performed. The next day the spots were somewhat swollen, and on the next there was a slight exudation of serous matter. There was, however, no pain beyond an itch when I was tired and sleepy. On the night of the third day I was taken violently ill with purging, accompanied by profuse perspiration and weakness. Fora short time I was happy in mind (though not in body) with the thought that the ticks had given n1e an up-country " fever," but to my disappointment no fever set in; indeed it was two or three hours before my temperature rose to anything like the normal, from which it had dropped nearly three degrees during the acute distress. The following day more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236817427
  • 9781236817426