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KRedEP
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mrs. Mizzou wrote:
I kind of like the "tick art" in scotch tape, although I'm never looking through scrapbooks at beagleboo's house.
I wonder how long they survive in the tape.
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beagleboo
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No geocachers TOTT items is complete without a roll of, "Tickertape" Very Happy
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Grey Wolf and Wild Rice
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KRedEP wrote:
Mrs. Mizzou wrote:
I kind of like the "tick art" in scotch tape, although I'm never looking through scrapbooks at beagleboo's house.
I wonder how long they survive in the tape.

Looks like something interesting to watch.
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A-body
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spend a lot of time in the woods, mushroom hunting, geocaching, etc. People always ask, How many woodticks did you find?, so I usually count them as I pick them, been doing it for years. Actually, you get very few in the woods, most come from the grass in the ditch getting to the woods. My record for one afternoon, was 94. I was checking out a new wooded area about 1/4 mile from a road along an abandoned grassy driveway. That was a fun day.
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dornole
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Lord. Either I need to get out more, or Science should examine me to determine why ticks stay off and create some new anti-tick substance. I feel like I'm out all the time and I maybe have one or two ticks crawling on me a season, none of which actually latch on. 94 ticks??!?
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A-body
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

94 was actually a anomaly. I usually get only 1 or 2 also. All I can figure out is I must have stepped on a nest or something
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beagleboo
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOODTICK SALAD
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TriggerMN
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spent perhaps an hour total out of the car this weekend in Chengwatana State Forest and ended up with 16. That's a pretty good per-minute tick rate. Laughing
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RudeRat
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beagleboo wrote:
Today's catch! A keepsake carefully preserved in scotchtape for generations to come! Shocked


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Hunter-Killer
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We yanked off a flock of ticks after doing some caches in the Cass Lake area, gave them the royal flush in the porcelain throne, adios slimebags.
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beagleboo
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those geocacher TOTT pointy tweezers sure come in handy! Laughing

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AustinMN
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What gets me is ow they seem to be able to STAY on me undetected. I get home, drop my clothes in the laundry, hop in the shower, call on PJayCee for a secondary tick check, and sit down to log...and pull off two ticks.

Get into work the next day, and over the course of the day, pick off two more.

One time I was asked why I was pouring hot water from the brewmaster down the drain. "Because the faucet water is not hot enough to kill ticks."
"Oh, let me add some hot coffee to that for you!"

They don't give me the willies as much as they used to, but sometimes, I just wish they would leave me alone.

Austin
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AustinMN wrote:
Get into work the next day, and over the course of the day, pick off two more.


No doubt these babies are hiding out in your vehicle. I find them in my truck frequently.
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tonkaMN
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
AustinMN wrote:
Get into work the next day, and over the course of the day, pick off two more.


No doubt these babies are hiding out in your vehicle. I find them in my truck frequently.


I have a pair of firehose pants that I cache in. I took them off after caching one day and laid them on the bathroom floor to see how many ticks would crawl out of them while I was in the shower. There were two on top of my folded pants after showering. I put the pants in my trunk and a week later when I went to take them out there was another one on them. Those little suckers can live a long time without food and water.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tonkaMN wrote:
Those little suckers can live a long time without food and water.


Stinking ticks.. Twisted Evil
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