The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is putting out the call for citizen scientists.
A research team wants to test ticks from all 75 Arkansas counties and is asking for residents to send them in for testing.
They say it doesn’t matter if you are at deer camp, on a hiking trail or in your own back yard. The ticks will be tested for various disease-causing bacteria at UAMS and researches also want to see just how many different types of ticks that there are.
When you collect a tick or ticks, put them in a zip lock bag…add a moist bit of paper towel or wet cotton…seal it and tape the top shut. Then put that sealed bag into a padded envelope and mail it to UAMS. Please include the date and location of the discovery.
Here is the address:
Jon Blevins, Associate Professor
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology
4301 West Markham – Mail slot 511
Little Rock, AR 72205