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May 25, 2023 13:41:38   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
This is a focused stacked image of a tick nymph that found its way to my inner thigh. As I aged, my body acquired many little moles and small spots. I thought it was odd that one of them was starting to itch and that I could flick it with my fingernail. Of course, it was a rat-bastard little tick. Never letting an opportunity go to waste, I picked it off and placed it in alcohol for preservation.

The second image shows its size in comparison to a dime where you can see that its entire body is about the size of Roosevelt's ear.

Tick nymphs cannot mature into an adult until they feed and then they can molt and grow larger and produce an additional set of legs (born with six and mature with eight...how weird is that?).

The appendages on the left and right side are the palps that cover the barbed hypostome. The tip is referred to as the corona. It is what this little rat bastard used to attach itself to my thigh and suck on me. "Revenge is mine, saithe Sippy!"


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May 25, 2023 14:10:35   #
Paul Moshay Loc: Los Angeles, CA
 
WOW that's great!!

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May 25, 2023 14:18:22   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Paul Moshay wrote:
WOW that's great!!


Paul, Thanks for stopping by.

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May 25, 2023 14:23:39   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
Neat!

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May 25, 2023 15:01:48   #
JimmyTB
 
Congrats on successful removal and another great image. And all your neighbors both bipedal and quadrupedal thank you for adding it to your collection before it has the opportunity to provide you with another generation

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May 25, 2023 15:40:08   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Longshadow wrote:
Neat!


Thanks, Longshadow.

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May 25, 2023 15:41:42   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
JimmyTB wrote:
Congrats on successful removal and another great image. And all your neighbors both bipedal and quadrupedal thank you for adding it to your collection before it has the opportunity to provide you with another generation


Thanks, JimmyTB. I look forward to adding many more, however, I'm not wild about picking them off me so I'd rather catch them before they attach to me.

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May 25, 2023 16:02:29   #
MosheR Loc: New York City
 
sippyjug104 wrote:
This is a focused stacked image of a tick nymph that found its way to my inner thigh. As I aged, my body acquired many little moles and small spots. I thought it was odd that one of them was starting to itch and that I could flick it with my fingernail. Of course, it was a rat-bastard little tick. Never letting an opportunity go to waste, I picked it off and placed it in alcohol for preservation.

The second image shows its size in comparison to a dime where you can see that its entire body is about the size of Roosevelt's ear.

Tick nymphs cannot mature into an adult until they feed and then they can molt and grow larger and produce an additional set of legs (born with six and mature with eight...how weird is that?).

The appendages on the left and right side are the palps that cover the barbed hypostome. The tip is referred to as the corona. It is what this little rat bastard used to attach itself to my thigh and suck on me. "Revenge is mine, saithe Sippy!"
This is a focused stacked image of a tick nymph th... (show quote)




So, Gary, he was literally ticked off.

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May 25, 2023 16:36:52   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
MosheR wrote:
So, Gary, he was literally ticked off.


Mel, it was truly ticked off. For such a tiny nymph, it left a welt and a red lump on my leg.

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May 25, 2023 16:40:55   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Just WOW, Gary!

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May 25, 2023 17:10:09   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
UTMike wrote:
Just WOW, Gary!


Thanks, UTMike. Here's hoping that there aren't many out your way.

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May 25, 2023 18:22:02   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Nasty little vampires, sippy. Great stack, though.

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May 25, 2023 20:09:21   #
BArthur3
 
👍

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May 25, 2023 20:40:54   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
kpmac wrote:
Nasty little vampires, sippy. Great stack, though.


Thanks, Kpmac. This little rat bastard gave me an itchy red lump to remember it by.

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May 25, 2023 20:41:21   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
BArthur3 wrote:
👍


Thanks, BArthur3.

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