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blood meal

n.
The blood ingested in one feeding by a blood-sucking insect or arachnid such as a mosquito or tick.
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The distribution of host species blood meals was significantly different spatially ([chi square] = 90.90, df = 20; p<0.001) between the lower, middle, and upper regions of ENP (Figure 2, panel B) but not seasonally ([chi square] = 14.49, df = 10; p = 0.152) (Figure 2, panel B).
Apparent energy digestibility for pirarucu was higher for hydrolyzed feather meal in comparison to corn gluten feed and blood meal (P < 0.05).
Adult fleas want to stay on their host for as long as possible, taking 25-50 blood meals per day.
Dissemination occurred with nearly all infections in both species, and the percentage of mosquitoes transmitting the virus increased with higher virus titers in the blood meal. In Ae.
Mature adult heartworms then begin producing microfilaria that, in the dog, are commonly found circulating in the bloodstream, where they can be ingested by a mosquito during a blood meal, thereby making that mosquito a vector for transmission of heartworms to other animals.
Multiple forms of plant-based fertilizer are on the market and can provide a ready replacement for bone meal, blood meal, and manure.
The mosquito has a blood meal, or drinks blood from an animal.
Bed bugs can survive on average 6 to 7 months without a blood meal. The longest amount of time a bed bug survived without a blood meal was a year.
They are hungry as we approach this time and need their final blood meal to take them through winter."
The odor that the pads picked up didn't attract many female mosquitoes to settle down as if preparing for a blood meal. But adding some extra C[O.sub.2] to the air blowing through the cage triggered considerable landing, Webster and his University of California, Riverside colleagues reported in the January Journal of Chemical Ecology.
Tiny nymphs need a second blood meal in order to become adults that reproduce.