Monthly Archives: May 2017

Switch from cicadas to insects of medical importance. This is a recent video of a child suffering from tick paralysis. Always check hair for ticks if you have been outdoors in areas where there maybe ticks. Check your pets also. Tick Paralysis is caused by over 40 species of ticks worldwide (five in North America, including the deer tick) and can occur in almost any region where ticks are found. It has killed thousands of animals, mainly cows and sheep, in other parts of the world. Although tick paralysis is of concern in domestic animals and livestock in the United States as well, human cases are rare and usually occur in children under the age of 10.Tick paralysis occurs when an engorged and gravid (egg-laden) female tick produces a neurotoxin in its salivary glands and transmits it to its host during feeding. Experiments have indicated that the greatest amount of toxin is produced between the fifth and seventh day of attachment (often initiating or increasing the severity of symptoms), although the timing may vary depending on the species of tick.Unlike Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and babesiosis, which are caused by the systemic proliferation and expansion of parasites in their hosts long after the offending tick is gone, tick paralysis is chemically induced by the tick and can therefore continue only in its presence. Once the tick is removed, symptoms usually diminish rapidly. However, in some cases, profound paralysis can develop and even become fatal before anyone becomes aware of a tick’s presence. (Taken from aldf.org)#Repost of @mari4amor via @EasyRepost – Check this out #ticks #tickseason #health #yourbody #body #urbanfarmsista #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #bethechange

Switch from cicadas to insects of medical importance. This is a recent video of a child suffering from tick paralysis. Always check hair for ticks if you have been outdoors in areas where there maybe ticks. Check your pets also. Tick Paralysis is caused by over 40 species of ticks worldwide (five in North America, including the deer tick) and can occur in almost any region where ticks are found. It has killed thousands of animals, mainly cows and sheep, in other parts of the world. Although tick paralysis is of concern in domestic animals and livestock in the United States as well, human cases are rare and usually occur in children under the age of 10.Tick paralysis occurs when an engorged and gravid (egg-laden) female tick produces a neurotoxin in its salivary glands and transmits it to its host during feeding. Experiments have indicated that the greatest amount of toxin is produced between the fifth and seventh day of attachment (often initiating or increasing the severity of symptoms), although the timing may vary depending on the species of tick.Unlike Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and babesiosis, which are caused by the systemic proliferation and expansion of parasites in their hosts long after the offending tick is gone, tick paralysis is chemically induced by the tick and can therefore continue only in its presence. Once the tick is removed, symptoms usually diminish rapidly. However, in some cases, profound paralysis can develop and even become fatal before anyone becomes aware of a tick’s presence. (Taken from aldf.org)#Repost of @mari4amor via @EasyRepost - Check this out #ticks #tickseason  #health #yourbody #body #urbanfarmsista #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #bethechange

Clearing some weeds from around my fence I came across this vine. I'm thinking it's either raspberry or blackberry. Of course again I did not plant this. This lot has all types of treasures on it. I have all types of wildlife, medicinal plants, pollinator plants, insects etc. Like I said earlier in a post on FB we are supposed to be stewards of the earth but we don't own it. This lot is my responsibility for now. #urbanfarmsista #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #blacksinagriculture #growyourown #bethechange #blackagriculturist #stewardoftheland #agricultureispower #growyourown #myland

Clearing some weeds from around my fence I came across this vine. I'm thinking it's either raspberry or blackberry. Of course again I did not plant this. This lot has all types of treasures on it. I have all types of wildlife, medicinal plants, pollinator plants, insects etc. Like I said earlier in a post on FB we are supposed to be stewards of the earth but we don't own it. This lot is my responsibility for now.  #urbanfarmsista #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #blacksinagriculture #growyourown #bethechange #blackagriculturist #stewardoftheland #agricultureispower #growyourown #myland

If you have plants that have leaves with these designs you have leafminers. Leafminers are the larvae of various insects including beetles, flies and moths. The larvae will feed on the inside tissue of the leaf between the upper and lower sides. If you fine one leaf infected it's best to remove. You may also want to spray plant with a soap essential oil mixture and Bt since it could be a caterpillar. #urbanfarmsista #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #bethechange #blacksinagriculture #urbanentomologist #leafminer #bt #beetle #moth #fly #blackentomologist #entomology #entomologist

If you have plants that have leaves with these designs you have leafminers. Leafminers are the larvae of various insects including beetles, flies and moths. The larvae will feed on the inside tissue of the leaf between the upper and lower sides. If you fine one leaf infected  it's best to remove. You may also want to spray plant with a soap essential oil mixture and Bt since it could be a caterpillar. #urbanfarmsista #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #bethechange #blacksinagriculture #urbanentomologist #leafminer #bt #beetle #moth #fly #blackentomologist #entomology #entomologist