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NR-48932   Ornithodoros tartakovskyi, Uninfected Eggs
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Designations: Ornithodoros tartakovskyi, Uninfected Eggs
Organism: Ornithodoros tartakovskyi
Biosafety Level: 1
Availability Status: Discontinued (Please See Comments)
Store at: Ornithodoros tartakovskyi should be housed in insect chambers set to 27°C and 80% humidity.
Contributor: M Michalski
NR-48932, Ornithodoros tartakovskyi, Uninfected Eggs is no longer available.

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

Citations: Acknowledgment for publications should read "The following reagent was provided by the NIH/NIAID Filariasis Research Reagent Resource Center for distribution through BEI Resources, NIAID, NIH: Ornithodoros tartakovskyi, Uninfected Eggs, NR-48932."
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