[ExI] honor among parasites

Gregory Jones spike66 at att.net
Mon Jun 14 15:22:40 UTC 2010

>I don't think mosquitoes will be interested in an engorged tick or able to "bite" (pierce) it.

Thanks Dave.  You have looked closely at an engorged tick, ja?  My intuition tells me the mosquito would not bite the tick, but as I think it over carefully I can't figure out why the heck not.  A mosquito is programmed to look for a warm beast, and the blood in a tick would be cool, however I can arrange to warm the tick to mammalian temperatures.  Mosquitoes can penetrate thicker skin than is used to wrap a tick.

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