TABLE 1

Frequency of tick feeding, saliva collection, and detection of “Ca. Rickettsia andeanae” and R. parkeri in tick saliva during blood meal acquisition

Time (dpa)Percentage (no. recovered/total no.) for ticks infected with:
Ca. Rickettsia andeanae”R. parkeri
Tick attachmentSaliva collectionqPCR positivityTick attachmentSaliva collectionqPCR positivity
2100 (24/24)83 (20/24)30 (6/20)100 (16/16)75 (12/16)100 (12/12)
6100 (24/24)62.5 (15/24)40 (6/15)100 (16/16)100 (16/16)100 (16/16)
10100 (24/24)62.5 (15/24)100 (15/15)100 (16/16)75 (12/16)100 (12/12)