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Acari on murine rodents along an altitudinal transect on Mauna Loa, Hawaii

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Title: Acari on murine rodents along an altitudinal transect on Mauna Loa, Hawaii
Authors: Radovsky, Frank J.
Tenorio, JoAnn M.
Tomich, P. Quentin
Jacobi, James D.
Keywords: Kilauea Forest Reserve
LC Subject Headings: Rodents -- Parasites.
Mites -- Hawaii -- Hawaii Island.
Mauna Loa (Hawaii Island, Hawaii)
Issue Date: Apr 1975
Publisher: Island Ecosystems IRP, U.S. International Biological Program
Citation: Radovsky FJ, Tenorio JM, Tomich PQ, Jacobi JD. 1975. Acari on murine rodents along an altitudinal transect on Mauna Loa, Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): Island Ecosystems IRP, U.S. International Biological Program. International Biological Program Technical Report, 58. 11 pages.
Series/Report no.: International Biological Program Technical Report
Abstract: Rodents were trapped seasonally during a two-year period at 14 primary sites from 840 to 2440 m on a transect (with additional collecting to 2895 m), and intensively collected in the Kilauea Forest near the transect. The sampled habitats were not in the proximity of human habitations. Three of the four murine species present in the Hawaiian Archipelago were taken: Mus musculus, Rattus rattus, and R. exulans. Ectoparasites were recovered from rodents by a standardized washing technique. Mammalogical and parasitological data were analyzed by computer. The occurrence, host associations, and spatial distribution of some Acari are treated here. Significant correlations, including those for some permanently parasitic mites, are partially independent of host factors and are associated with local differences in climate.
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Presented at IV. International Congress of Acarology, Saalfelden, Austria, August 1974; to appear with similar content in the Proceedings of congress.
Sponsor: We are grateful to Professor A. Fain for providing initial determinations of the two species of nasal mites.
Pages/Duration: 11 pages
Rights: CC0 1.0 Universal
Appears in Collections:International Biological Program Technical Reports (1970-1975)

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