Noninfected control sand flies were blood fed in the same way, but L major promastigotes were not added to the blood meal
Identification of blood meal
sources and Trypanosoma cruzi infection in triatomine bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) from residential settings in Texas, the United States.
lonestari can be transovarially transmitted (27), it may not be possible to determine whether an infected tick acquired this pathogen through a blood meal
from an infective host or through vertical transmission from mother to offspring.
Abdomens of the blood-fed females were ground and analyzed for blood meal
sources against human, bovine, chicken, sheep, goat and dog sera using blood meal
ELISA method (18).
00 on eight more sacks, I decided that all the deer need to do is smell the blood meal
to fend them off.
Bed bugs hide in cracks and crevices during the day, and often come out at night to feed (although they will take a blood meal
during daylight hours).
Adult females began taking a blood meal
approximately two days after emergence with the first batch of eggs laid five days post-adult emergence.
Greater statistical power could be attained with fewer resources if questing ticks were examined not only for infection but also for the source of the last blood meal
because the tick would likely have acquired the infection from that vertebrate.
Female midges will mate and take a blood meal
within 24 hours of hatching, repeating the feed every three to four days' the blood is required to allow their eggs to mature.
But it often catches female mosquitoes bloated with a recent blood meal
To speed up the process, add some blood meal
to the pile.
The choice of blood meal
is influenced by several factors including host availability, nutritional requirements, intrinsic host preferences of the species and vector density (9-12).