A Peek at the U.S. National Tick Collection

Georgia Southern's Statesboro Campus is home to the world's largest assortment of tick specimens.

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Elizabeth Nicodemus

Ever wondered how many tick species there are in the world, how researchers collect the little biters, or which tick-borne diseases are most dangerous? This interview with tick expert Lance Durden, who runs Georgia Southern University’s U.S. National Tick Collection, covers all that and more. The collection, housed at the Statesboro Campus and open to the public, is the world’s largest.