> β€œI admire ticks for their survivability and adaptability. They are so good at exploiting a niche where they just need to wait for a long time to get the next meal.”

An entomologist at Binghamton University kept a group of African soft ticks alive in a lab for 27 years (including 8 years of no food)β€”and their offspring are still going at age 26.

entomologytoday.org/2022/01/14 🐘

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@clacke just think, you could pet it, very gently

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