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(NPR)   "We're pretty excited about it, it's not every day that you find something new - particularly in the world of tick-borne diseases"   (npr.org) divider line 30
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2012-08-30 01:09:51 AM  
I doubt we have to worry about this. You see, when a tick attaches to your skin, if it's a legitimate suck, I'm told the human body has ways of shutting that whole thing down.
 
2012-08-30 03:28:29 AM  
Madagascar closes all ports.
 
2012-08-30 03:31:12 AM  

bdub77: I doubt we have to worry about this. You see, when a tick attaches to your skin, if it's a legitimate suck, I'm told the human body has ways of shutting that whole thing down.


Oh you....
 
2012-08-30 03:32:34 AM  
I feel re-tick-borne again. What a great time to be alive!
 
2012-08-30 03:32:51 AM  
New blood sucking parasite?

I assume it's registered Democrat.
 
2012-08-30 03:34:33 AM  
Is it time to crack each others' heads open and feast on the goo inside?
 
2012-08-30 03:37:15 AM  
4 day weekend in Branson, fuggin' Pussies just hungover!
 
2012-08-30 03:38:59 AM  
So this is a mutation of an east-Asian virus, probably introduced in a similar way as snakeheads?

Nuke China. This is getting tiresome.
 
2012-08-30 03:45:57 AM  

HotWingAgenda: So this is a mutation of an east-Asian virus, probably introduced in a similar way as snakeheads?

Nuke China. This is getting tiresome.


yeah, that'll help. The nuclear consequences of such an action on any country, let alone China, would solve everything. It's not like we're on the same planet or anything.
 
2012-08-30 03:52:12 AM  
Tick tock tick tock, Clarice
 
2012-08-30 03:56:13 AM  
i49.tinypic.com
The scientist in question?
 
2012-08-30 04:07:45 AM  
Scientists just aren't normal.
 
2012-08-30 04:08:59 AM  
img707.imageshack.us

Replace ticks with hurricanes and it's basically the same story.
 
2012-08-30 04:14:08 AM  
I'm fine with most any insect/arachnid... If I don't want it around me (stinkbugs, mosquitos, that fly as soon as he starts the annoying fly shiat, etc.) it gets squished. Otherwise, I'm cool if they're cool. Hell, I encourage web-building spiders around my front porch. I've currently got a big-ass writing spider for a 'pet', and I feed him crickets.

The Exception: If a tick touches me, I freak the fark out, yank the bastard off me as quick as I can, crush it, and then set it on fire. Then I spend the rest of the day checking myself for ticks every 30 seconds. FARK TICKS. FARK THEM RIGHT IN THEIR HYPOSTOMES.
 
2012-08-30 04:50:15 AM  
ctrl+f+mom

Seriously?

No results?

*shakes head*
 
2012-08-30 05:24:43 AM  
Contagion II: Terror In The Heartland
 
2012-08-30 05:25:26 AM  

Jgok: I'm fine with most any insect/arachnid... If I don't want it around me (stinkbugs, mosquitos, that fly as soon as he starts the annoying fly shiat, etc.) it gets squished. Otherwise, I'm cool if they're cool. Hell, I encourage web-building spiders around my front porch. I've currently got a big-ass writing spider for a 'pet', and I feed him crickets.

The Exception: If a tick touches me, I freak the fark out, yank the bastard off me as quick as I can, crush it, and then set it on fire. Then I spend the rest of the day checking myself for ticks every 30 seconds. FARK TICKS. FARK THEM RIGHT IN THEIR HYPOSTOMES.


This.
I got no use for them fuquers.
Removing them from yourself sucks, esp. if you have no help to see in the dark crevasses that accompany humans' naughty bits and arse parts.
Removing them from family members' junk? Priceless.

/im a mom & a wife, what am I gonna do?
//remove that goddamn tick, that's what. Once removed over 30 deer ticks from my mom's left leg- she stepped in a deer tick nest. They look like tiny freckles. They're the worst.
///I personally know about 25 people w/serious lyme's disease. One friend I know had to have a shunt put in her chest cavity surrounding her heart to bathe it with antibiotics every few days for months. So, I understand, nature is farking cool, but fark you CDC guy
 
2012-08-30 05:41:47 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Scientists just aren't normal.


Yeah. It takes a special kind of nutball to be "excited" about new diseases.
 
2012-08-30 06:10:34 AM  

TheMysticS: Jgok: I'm fine with most any insect/arachnid... If I don't want it around me (stinkbugs, mosquitos, that fly as soon as he starts the annoying fly shiat, etc.) it gets squished. Otherwise, I'm cool if they're cool. Hell, I encourage web-building spiders around my front porch. I've currently got a big-ass writing spider for a 'pet', and I feed him crickets.

The Exception: If a tick touches me, I freak the fark out, yank the bastard off me as quick as I can, crush it, and then set it on fire. Then I spend the rest of the day checking myself for ticks every 30 seconds. FARK TICKS. FARK THEM RIGHT IN THEIR HYPOSTOMES.

This.
I got no use for them fuquers.
Removing them from yourself sucks, esp. if you have no help to see in the dark crevasses that accompany humans' naughty bits and arse parts.
Removing them from family members' junk? Priceless.

/im a mom & a wife, what am I gonna do?
//remove that goddamn tick, that's what. Once removed over 30 deer ticks from my mom's left leg- she stepped in a deer tick nest. They look like tiny freckles. They're the worst.
///I personally know about 25 people w/serious lyme's disease. One friend I know had to have a shunt put in her chest cavity surrounding her heart to bathe it with antibiotics every few days for months. So, I understand, nature is farking cool, but fark you CDC guy


Well, I work as a botanist in tick-city Australia. Typically get ~200 attached ticks per year and countless thousands roaming all over me. Not getting a kick etc.
Once had a volunteer assistant with 2000+ "pepper ticks" like the ones you describe crawling on him. He layed down on top of a nest, silly bastard.
But those baby ticks aren't the worse... they grow up to the size of a 5 cent piece here (19 mm accross). Stand still in the bush and you can see dozens off them b-lining straight for you accross the sand surface. Even worse, they are hard bodied and can't be squashed. So tough you have to pop them between thumbnails or use a knife.
 
2012-08-30 06:32:40 AM  

LiberalConservative: TheMysticS: Jgok: I'm fine with most any insect/arachnid... If I don't want it around me (stinkbugs, mosquitos, that fly as soon as he starts the annoying fly shiat, etc.) it gets squished. Otherwise, I'm cool if they're cool. Hell, I encourage web-building spiders around my front porch. I've currently got a big-ass writing spider for a 'pet', and I feed him crickets.

The Exception: If a tick touches me, I freak the fark out, yank the bastard off me as quick as I can, crush it, and then set it on fire. Then I spend the rest of the day checking myself for ticks every 30 seconds. FARK TICKS. FARK THEM RIGHT IN THEIR HYPOSTOMES.

This.
I got no use for them fuquers.
Removing them from yourself sucks, esp. if you have no help to see in the dark crevasses that accompany humans' naughty bits and arse parts.
Removing them from family members' junk? Priceless.

/im a mom & a wife, what am I gonna do?
//remove that goddamn tick, that's what. Once removed over 30 deer ticks from my mom's left leg- she stepped in a deer tick nest. They look like tiny freckles. They're the worst.
///I personally know about 25 people w/serious lyme's disease. One friend I know had to have a shunt put in her chest cavity surrounding her heart to bathe it with antibiotics every few days for months. So, I understand, nature is farking cool, but fark you CDC guy

Well, I work as a botanist in tick-city Australia. Typically get ~200 attached ticks per year and countless thousands roaming all over me. Not getting a kick etc.
Once had a volunteer assistant with 2000+ "pepper ticks" like the ones you describe crawling on him. He layed down on top of a nest, silly bastard.
But those baby ticks aren't the worse... they grow up to the size of a 5 cent piece here (19 mm accross). Stand still in the bush and you can see dozens off them b-lining straight for you accross the sand surface. Even worse, they are hard bodied and can't be squashed. So tough you have to pop them between thumbnails or use a knife.


Holy shiat.
All I can think of to describe that.
Marching ticks.
I think all ticks are too hard bodied for that.
Afield, they get the knife. At home, I flush them or stick 'em in isopropyl alcohol. Those f'ers can live up to an hour in that stuff. Fascinating, to be sure. 'Bout the only thing I'd torture that way, though. I hate seeing anything suffer. Causing death is something else.

Thanks for sharing. Makes me feel better. It could be worse. Yipes!

What horrible diseases do your b-movie horror flick ticks harbor?
 
2012-08-30 07:27:25 AM  

TheMysticS: LiberalConservative: TheMysticS: Jgok:

Holy shiat.
All I can think of to describe that.
Marching ticks.
I think all ticks are too hard bodied for that.
Afield, they get the knife. At home, I flush them or stick 'em in isopropyl alcohol. Those f'ers can live up to an hour in that stuff. Fascinating, to be sure. 'Bout the only thing I'd torture that way, though. I hate seeing anything suffer. Causing death is something else.

Thanks for sharing. Makes me feel better. It could be worse. Yipes!

What horrible diseases do your b-movie horror flick ticks harbor?

 

Yeah they pretty strong. I had a mentor that wanted me to send them interstate for her to study them. I collected 20 or so alive in zip lock bags but found out it was illegal to send them accross the border. Put them under my desk and forgot about them. Found them 6 months later, hardly any air, no water, no food; STILL alive and crawling around. Took 9 months before they died.

Officially there are no tick diseases in Australia. Blood tests for sick people come back negative since Australian pathologists don't do a full range of tests. Several people have sent their blood to the US and had lymes disease confirmed. No one has really studied tick disease in much detail here, probably many undiscorered tick-borne diseases globally. I did have chronic fatigue for two years after entering the industry... who knows. Will be a big issue in the botany and mining industry, employers afraid of worker compensation claims.

Was given my field schedule today. Got five weeks field of work during October-December. 10-12 hours per day of walking through tick hell. Wake up every monring knowing they are gonna get you. Is sick. Gets you down even after the first few days.
 
2012-08-30 08:10:32 AM  
Yet another reason to stay out of the state of Misery.

Missouri: the flyover states' flyover state.
/MN native
 
2012-08-30 08:55:58 AM  
www.thetick.ws

/badtouch
 
2012-08-30 09:00:40 AM  
These sound like bad news for those of us who already have low platelet counts.
Fatal, in fact.
 
2012-08-30 09:41:27 AM  

LiberalConservative: TheMysticS: Jgok:
But those baby ticks aren't the worse... they grow up to the size of a 5 cent piece here (19 mm accross). Stand still in the bush and you can see dozens off them b-lining straight for you accross the sand surface. Even worse, they are hard bodied and can't be squashed. So tough you have to pop them between thumbnails or use a knife.


i1083.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-30 09:48:33 AM  
Lyme damn near killed me

So, rfronk gets my vote
 
2012-08-30 11:41:03 AM  
You all need to see the movie "Under our Skin"...it's on netflix streaming. Unreal. i'm never going up to the Northest again.


2000 ticks on a person? I'd just about set myself on fire if I had 30 on me like mystic's ma. And I'm an avid outdoorsman to whom ticks are no stranger.
 
2012-08-30 01:44:16 PM  

LiberalConservative: TheMysticS: LiberalConservative: TheMysticS: Jgok:

Holy shiat.
All I can think of to describe that.
Marching ticks.
I think all ticks are too hard bodied for that.
Afield, they get the knife. At home, I flush them or stick 'em in isopropyl alcohol. Those f'ers can live up to an hour in that stuff. Fascinating, to be sure. 'Bout the only thing I'd torture that way, though. I hate seeing anything suffer. Causing death is something else.

Thanks for sharing. Makes me feel better. It could be worse. Yipes!

What horrible diseases do your b-movie horror flick ticks harbor? 

Yeah they pretty strong. I had a mentor that wanted me to send them interstate for her to study them. I collected 20 or so alive in zip lock bags but found out it was illegal to send them accross the border. Put them under my desk and forgot about them. Found them 6 months later, hardly any air, no water, no food; STILL alive and crawling around. Took 9 months before they died.

Officially there are no tick diseases in Australia. Blood tests for sick people come back negative since Australian pathologists don't do a full range of tests. Several people have sent their blood to the US and had lymes disease confirmed. No one has really studied tick disease in much detail here, probably many undiscorered tick-borne diseases globally. I did have chronic fatigue for two years after entering the industry... who knows. Will be a big issue in the botany and mining industry, employers afraid of worker compensation claims.

Was given my field schedule today. Got five weeks field of work during October-December. 10-12 hours per day of walking through tick hell. Wake up every monring knowing they are gonna get you. Is sick. Gets you down even after the first few days.


Sorry about the tick hell. But I'd bet your scientist-y self is undaunted. Field work! Do no repellants help?
If course, spraying the shiat out of yourself with chems for 5 weeks may be the non-preferred choice.
 
2012-08-30 02:38:03 PM  

2KanZam: You all need to see the movie "Under our Skin"...it's on netflix streaming. Unreal. i'm never going up to the Northest again.


2000 ticks on a person? I'd just about set myself on fire if I had 30 on me like mystic's ma. And I'm an avid outdoorsman to whom ticks are no stranger.


Did you mean to type "NorthWest" or "NortheAst" I need to know where never to go.
 
2012-08-30 03:02:29 PM  

rfronk: 2KanZam: You all need to see the movie "Under our Skin"...it's on netflix streaming. Unreal. i'm never going up to the Northest again.


2000 ticks on a person? I'd just about set myself on fire if I had 30 on me like mystic's ma. And I'm an avid outdoorsman to whom ticks are no stranger.

Did you mean to type "NorthWest" or "NortheAst" I need to know where never to go.




EAST...I saw that as soon as I posted. New England, specifically Connecticut....Lyme CT is a red flag if ever there was one.
 
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