Upside down tick

A most unlovely creature

A most unlovely creature

This is a tick off Galileo, seen through the microscope.

Seeing one up close like that doesn’t make me feel any better about the species.

The anus is where you’d expect it to be – marked by the little black dot.

However I would never have guessed that the indent just inland of its mouthparts is its genital aperture.

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  1. gwenniesgardenworld
    October 25, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    jikessss !! they give me the creeps ! my dogs have ticks once in a while which I have to remove….

    • October 26, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      I like spiders but somehow these things have far too many legs too close together …

      • gwenniesgardenworld
        October 26, 2016 at 11:46 pm

        and they are too fast !

      • October 27, 2016 at 7:57 pm

        Yes, the way they slip through the fur, or on your hand when you pick them out!

      • gwenniesgardenworld
        October 27, 2016 at 8:33 pm

        yikesss !!!

      • October 28, 2016 at 9:16 pm

        🙂

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