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Table 2 Host detection rate (%) in adult ticks per method, life stage at which blood meal was taken on each host type and time post-moult

From: Reliability of molecular host-identification methods for ticks: an experimental in vitro study with Ixodes ricinus

Time post-moult qPCR RLBH N
  Larvae Nymph Larvae Nymph  
2 months 10.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 20
3.33 3.33 16.67 3.33 30
8 months 0 9.09 9.09 0 11
0 20.00 4.00 12.00 25
  1. N refers to the number of ticks tested. Bold numbers indicate ticks fed on chicken blood and unbold numbers ticks fed on sheep blood (See Fig. 1 for details)