True Facts: Dangerous Little Ticks
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 Published On Jun 10, 2021

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True Facts Poster!

Footage from ‘The Tick Ixodes Ricinus and Lyme Disease’
licensed from and provided by
Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) :

The original footage was created by:
Dr. Franz-Rainer Matuschka, Freie Universität Berlin
Dr. Andrew Spielman, Harvard School of Public Health
Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film Gottingen

Dr. Uwe Sander - Director, Research
Regine Feldmann - Editor
Camera: Jurgen Kaeding, Kuno Lechner,
Michael Schorsch, Hort Witman.

Extra special thank you to Dr. Dania Richter for her time and
for her patience in helping me understand the remarkable
life cycle of the Ixodes ticks. Dr. Richter led me to the
remarkable documentary that is featured throughout this

Thank you to Dania Richter, Franz-Rainer Matuschka,
Andrew Spielman and L. Mahadevan for allowing me
the use of images and footage from their amazing work
on the feeding apparatus in:

How ticks get under your skin: insertion mechanics of
the feeding apparatus of Ixodes ricinus ticks

Special thank to Marie Vancová, Tomáš Bílý, Ladislav Šimo,
Jan Touš, Petr Horodyský, Daniel Růžek, Adam Novobilský,
Jiří Salát, Martin Strnad, Daniel E. Sonenshine,
Libor Grubhoffer & Jana Nebesářová for making their work
available through the CC 4.0 license.

Three-dimensional reconstruction of the feeding apparatus
of the tick Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae): a new insight into
the mechanism of blood-feeding

Thank you to Graham Hickling for licensing me his excellent
footage of the egg laying process and Gene’s organ.
Check him out at:

Thank you Patrons Andrew Pann &
Rick Rubenstein for inspiring jokes,
and Tina Persson for asking that the
tick not be named Tina)



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