The accumulation and utilization of food reserves by the adult female cattle tick, Boophilus microplus (Canestrini)

Cherry L.M. (1973) The accumulation and utilization of food reserves by the adult female cattle tick, Boophilus microplus (Canestrini). Australian Journal of Zoology, 21 3: 285-301. doi:10.1071/ZO9730403


Author Cherry L.M.
Title The accumulation and utilization of food reserves by the adult female cattle tick, Boophilus microplus (Canestrini)
Journal name Australian Journal of Zoology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1446-5698
Publication date 1973
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/ZO9730403
Volume 21
Issue 3
Start page 285
End page 301
Total pages 17
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1105 Dentistry
Abstract Changes in water content and cuticle weight during adult parasitic life of B. microplus, and the manner in which water and dry matter are utilized for egg production, suggest that capacity for cuticle growth, and thus for distension, determines water content in relation to body weight, and this in turn fecundity of the female. Figures for Australian B. microplus are compared with those for this species in Japan, where higher average engorged weight, cuticle weight, percentage water content, and numbers of eggs laid have been reported.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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