This is a test post for Foldscope App 2.2.3

While creating a new post; I was able to add a picture from the gallery, but not from my camera roll. Could you please look into the same. I am using iPhone8. Cheers Manu

Ixodes ricinus nymph

Nyph of Ixodes ricinus/castor bean tick Ixodes ricinus belongs to the family of hard ticks (ixodidae). They are distinguished from soft ticks by presence of a hard shield (scutum). It is segmented in to body parts: The gnathosoma which contains the head and mouthparts, and the posterior idiosoma which contains the legs, digestive tract. On…

Bitten by a tick

TheĀ coming of spring brings great joy to natural history lovers in the northeastern US, although there isĀ one scourge who is also very active around this time and no one’s favorite– The tick. While ticks per se are just a minor nuisance, the diseases they transmit are quite dangerous especially if untreated. In particular the DC…