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  1. Marixpress

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Wed Nov 19 2008 9:53:34
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    Update: Mommy and babies are alive and well. It's been hmm.. a little over a month without a feeding. It feels much longer than that.

    I have a couple of experiments in mind but they require transferring the nymphs into separate baggies. I thought it would be no sweat but after 2 weeks of no sightings or bites, I am afraid to even open those baggies.

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    Wed Nov 19 2008 15:41:12
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    Interesting the nymphs haven't died yet over a month. How cold is the house?

    Unfed nymphs should starve to death fastest.

    Since you have no sightings for 2 weeks don't experiment, double bag the demons.

    Jim

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Wed Nov 19 2008 15:45:40
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    the temp in my apartment fluctuates between high 50s and mid 70s

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    In a study done in 41 cited by Usinger in the BB monograph that is considered the BB bible once fed first stage nymphs survived:

    274 days at 50F
    113 days at 65F
    28 days at 81F

    At your temps I'd guess the unfed nymphs to last between 1.5 to 2.5 months.

    Make 'em run around the baggie to burn off calories and die faster.

    Jim


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