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CHAGAS, Ana Carolina de Souza et al. Sensibility of Boophilus microplus tick to solvents. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2003, vol.33, n.1, pp. 109-114. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782003000100017.
Experiments carried out with synthetic or natural acaricides usually use a solvent. To investigate the sensitivity of Boophilus microplus cattle tick to different solvents, larvae and engorged female were subjected to seven solvents in five different concentrations. It was done in the presence and absence of olive oil. The results showed that the utilization of olive oil doesn't produce different statistical results in impregnated paper larvae test. It did not happen in adults immersion test with hydrophilic compounds. The mean mortality caused by solvents was small in impregnated paper larvae test, increasing in immersion tests of larvae and adults. Solvents with low molecular weight and viscosity like ethyl alcohol and methyl alcohol did not cause interference in the mortality of B. microplus in biological tests, mainly in concentrations below 76%.
Keywords : Boophilus microplus; solvents; biological tests; acaricide.