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Thread: mites and ticks

  1. #1
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    Default mites and ticks

    i seen on tv the other day that a tick can live up to ten years without feeding off of a host. i had no clue that a tick could even live that long, much less without eating! i know that i have read before and have forgotten, but how long can a varroa mite live without feeding off of a host?

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    A few days. I suspect a lot of the mites which drop off are moribund anyway.
    RSBrenchley@aol.com
    Birmingham UK

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