September 18, 2020

Bled, scraped and starved to death: Exploding tick numbers threaten this New England beast

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*Editor’s Comment*

YAWN!

Another copy and paste journalists repeats what he has been told without actually investigating anything.

As the climate in the two states warmed over the 20th century, and the duration of summer weather increased by up to two weeks, and the snow that kills winter ticks fell less or melted faster, their populations grew, scientists say. When conditions in the states are cold, females that leap  off moose in April to lay eggs fall on heavy snow pack that kill both.  But  more of the eggs are now surviving to hatch in fall. A single female lays 3,000 eggs the size of salt crystals.

Source: Bled, scraped and starved to death: Exploding tick numbers threaten this New England beast – The Washington Post

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