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Table 1 Arithmetic mean number of female Ixodes ricinus ticks collected from the 6 study groups at the specific target times after infestation (Groups 1–5) or when fed until engorged (Group 6)

From: Transmission of Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Foggie, 1949) by Ixodes ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758) ticks feeding on dogs and artificial membranes

Hours post-infestation Group Mean no. of ticks
3 1 37.7
6 2 32.0
12 3 31.7
24 4 28.7
48 5 32.3
Females allowed to feed until engorged 6 47.7