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NR-48930   Uninfected Adult Male Ornithodoros tartakovskyi (Live)
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Designations: Uninfected Adult Male Ornithodoros tartakovskyi (Live)
Organism: Ornithodoros tartakovskyi
Biosafety Level: 1
Availability Status: In Stock
Store at: Ornithodoros tartakovskyi should be housed in insect chambers set to 27°C and 80% humidity.
Contributor: M Michalski
Quantity limit per order for this item is 15. This item can be ordered 10 times a year. Orders over this limit will be sent to NIAID for approval before shipment. Please specify a preferred delivery date when you place your order for this item.

Ornithodoros tartakovskyi (O. tartakovskyi) (also referred to as Ornithodoros tartakowskyi), strain FR3, was obtained from TRS Laboratories in Athens, Georgia, USA.

O. tartakovskyi is used to maintain the life cycle of Acanthocheilonema viteae at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh for the Filariasis Research Reagent Resource Center. A video outlining the general process of maintaining and feeding O. tartakovskyi can be found at Questions regarding handling of O. tartakovskyi can be sent to Dr. Shelly Michalski at

NR-48930 consists of up to 15 live uninfected adult male O. tartakovskyi. Actual numbers available for immediate shipment will be based on current inventory. If more material is required for your intended use, please contact BEI Customer Services at to request the additional material.

Please indicate the number of ticks desired in the quantity section of the order form (quantity 1 = 1 tick). Please anticipate that this material may take up to 10 working days to become available.
Citations: Acknowledgment for publications should read "The following reagent was provided by the NIH/NIAID Filariasis Research Reagent Resource Center for distribution by BEI Resources, NIAID, NIH: Uninfected Adult Male Ornithodoros tartakovskyi (Live), NR-48930."
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