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dc.contributor.authorHassanali, Ahmed
dc.contributor.authorDemas, Fanuel A.
dc.contributor.authorMwangi, Esther N.
dc.contributor.authorKunjeku, Edna C.
dc.contributor.authorMabveni, Audrey R.
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-30T12:05:44Z
dc.date.available2013-04-30T12:05:44Z
dc.date.issued2000-01-03
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Chemical Ecology (impact factor: 2.66). 03/2000; 26(4):1079-1093.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/6720
dc.descriptionDOI:10.1023/A:1005497201074en_US
dc.description.abstractThe response of mated naive Ixodiphagus hookeri females to cattle and Amblyomma variegatum nymphal odors was tested in a Y-tube olfactometer. I. hookeri females were attracted to cattle urine, dung, and odors from tick-free feeding sites of A. variegatum nymphs on cattle, e.g., dewlaps, front heels, and hind heels. Tick-free scrotal odors did not attract the parasitoids. Furthermore, odors from off-host unfed and fed A. variegatum nymphs did not attract the parasitoids, despite an increase in the number of the nymphs to amplify any odor signal. A blend of odors from feeding on-host nymphs and cattle scrota attracted the parasitoids. In T-tube bioassays, I. hookeri females were attracted to hexane washes and fecal extracts of A. variegatum nymphs.en_US
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dc.publisherJournal of Chemical Ecologyen_US
dc.titleCattle and Amblyomma variegatum Odors Used in Host Habitat and Host Finding by the Tick Parasitoid, Ixodiphagus hookerien_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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