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Table 1 In vitro feeding of ticks

From: Uptake and fecal excretion of Coxiella burnetii by Ixodes ricinus and Dermacentor marginatus ticks

SpeciesLife stageEngorgement rate (%)Engorgement weight (mg)Duration of feeding (days)Time until ovipositionMolting rate (%)
Ixodes ricinusAdults49 ± 15186.2 ± 61.814.5 ± 3.114.7 ± 4.9 daysa
Nymphs~ 503.0 ± 1.07.9 ± 1.810 ± 5 weeks92
Dermacentor margiatusAdults29414.6 ± 136.714.8 ± 3.44 daysb
  1. aDays until oviposition of I. ricinus were calculated from 15 egg-laying ticks
  2. bIn the D. marginatus experiment, only 1 tick laid eggs after 4 days
  3. Notes: Feeding parameters of in vitro experiments with I. ricinus adults and nymphs and D. marginatus adults (mean values ± standard deviation)