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Final Report 2009 added to the web site.
Because the number of results has grown to make the original web page large and time-consuming to download, the results for the different species are now split into separate web pages and daughter pages, please click below.
|Ü||Dartmoor tick index||- an experimental idea - area per tick - 27 Dec 2009|
|Ü||Sheep Tick - Ixodes ricinus - 2009
|- 3159 ticks at 17 Jan 2010 - raw data|
|Ü||Hedgehog Tick - Ixodes hexagonus - 2009||- 289 ticks at 19 Dec 2009 - raw data|
|Ü||Ornate Cow Tick - Demacentor reticulatus - 2009||- 1 tick at 20 March 2009 - raw data|
|Ü||Vole or Shrew Tick - Ixodes trianguliceps - 2009||- 4 ticks at 25 May 2009 - raw data|
|Ü||Rabbit Tick - Ixodes ventalloi - 2009||- 1 tick at 24 March 2009 - raw data|
|Sheep Tick - Ixodes ricinus - 2008||- 493 ticks finalised - raw data|
|Ü||Hedgehog Tick - Ixodes hexagonus - 2008||- 196 ticks finalised - raw data|
|Ü||Ticks through the months (June - December 2008)||- graphs|
Total ticks - 2009: 3454 - at 17 Jan 2010
Total ticks - 2008: 689 - final numbers for 2008.
project total - 4143
There is a discrepancy of 4 in 2008 due to not allocating them in the manual numbering system.
There is a discrepancy of 12 in 2009 due to omitting the life stage in 2 ticks and jumping 10 in the numbering - final tick no. is 4147 less 689 from 2008 = 3458. The total lines on the 2009 spreadsheets total 3442, therefore 3458 - 3442 = 16, including the missed 4 from 2008 = 12, less the 2 not entered = 10 discrepancy in 3458 = 0.29%).
However, a simple spreadsheet exercise, running a column of numbers starting with 694 (the first of the 2009 ticks) to 4147 (the last tick) shows a total of 3454 rows, the same number as the tick rows in a combined spreadsheet so there appears to be a slight mystery - perhaps one of Excel's quirks? Or, is this rubbish?
The results can copied directly from the web pages. Alternatively, the original spreadsheet can be supplied on request.
Memo to self - Results to plot
Total ticks for 2009
Total ticks for a particular habitat
Months - species, life cycle stages and numbers (already started, see above)
Months - species, life cycle stages and size
All tick visitors counted by