I have many ticks sitting in a jar.What can I do with them?
>>4196222Those jellybeans dont look right bros...
>>4196222Add some raisins and oat clusters and make trail mix out of them
>>4196222Trail mix or, find something heavy, cluster them up and throw it and watch the blood go everywhere record it for us and turn it into webm
>>4196222Those fruity pebbles dont look right bros...
>>4196222I love yogurt covered rasins!
>>4196222CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG
I’m guessing ticks could carry parasites that are harmful to humans, if a human consumed the ticks?
>>4196235Maybe stomach acid would kill them, I'm not sure since I've never heard of someone eating ticks before
>>4196246One of the stomach's job is to sterilize food going in so it doesn't upset the ecosystem of your guts.
>>4196222I think it would be interesting to see what they ate before you collected them
>>4196222Sell them to dupe as magic beans and see how much you can make. Let the trips guide ye.
>>4196222Feed them to birds or possums.
Grind them up into a fine powder with a mortar and pestle
>>4196222contaminate your local park to prove you're ungovernable.
>>4196222Inject them with hydrogen peroxide
>>4196253Then it does a shit job.
>>4196222Send them to the hydraulic press guy
>>4196329when I was a kid I gathered a whole bag of cicada exoskeletons off the trees and then pulverized them with an antique judges gavelmy parents caught me and it was exactly like the mustard packets scene from the simpsons
>>4196222that is fucking disgusting
Where and why the fuck do you have that many ticks at one time. And why are they all half fed. I'm actually so curious how the fuck you acquired these???
>>4196960maybe OP works at a vet clinic
>>4196222So...could you explain why you have these
>>4196222Put them in my cock
Feed em to a lizard
fuck you OP for not respondingshit thread
Make a cum jar
>>4196228BARNEY MY PEBBLES
>>4196960>>4196987>>4196990I just removed them from the many hedgehogs that come to my garden at night.
>>4197428Post more pics or you're a faggot larper
>>4197428noice! I would just drown them in bleach or ethanol or put a lid on and microwave them to kill them for sure....
>>4197432Both are good choice, I guess. One exploded when I put it under a flame.No idea if I should get rid of them now or wait until I have a hundred or two more.I also thought about turning them into a ball of clear acrylic resin or something.
>>4196253Have you ever heard of food poisoning?
>>4197443>I also thought about turning them into a ball of clear acrylic resin or somethingsounds a good conversation piece>so here’s the living room with my tv>my coffee table>and also the parasite orb that I crafted myself
i'm nauseous...i'm nauseous...i'm nauseous...i'm nauseous...i'm nauseous...ohoh boy
>>4197547>tick smokeDon't breathe this.
>>4197443Please give us more images and updates as your bucket grows please I am so curious.
>>4197449You mean that thing that happens when the mechanism I mentioned doesn't work? Yes, I am aware.
>>4197592I'll take a picture tonight if one with ticks comes around. They used to have dozens of those, but thanks to me (?) they seldom carry any or more than two or three (I don't go for the clusters of very tiny ones around their hind legs).
>>4197428poor hogs must be getting bit all the time
>>4197670why wouldn't you try to remove all of them if you're gonna be a weirdo that does this ?
>some guy removes your ticks>he leaves the one on your ballsack
>>4197756far be it from OP to prevent a hedgebro from getting his dick sucked
>>4197709They're too small for my tool.>>4197756Kek, they don't have external ballsack otherwise the poor bastards would be dragging them on my lawn.
Stick your dick in it
>>4196235>>4196246>>4196253what if tick attach itself to esophogus then you fuckedwhy this doesnt happen to oppussums
is there a parasite that kills ticks because that would be a just way to make them pay for their crimes
>>4196222Leave them for crows.
>>4197428how do you get them to stay still?
>>4197911>he doesnt teach his ticks the p!ace command
>>4196222Quality thread tbqh OP. I'm invested in your plans to make something with all those ticks and fully support the resin idea.
>>4197860chew your food
>>4197491this, I fully support parasite orb
Good to see you guys like the resin idea. That being said, I've never tried anything like this so I'll need to buy a mold and all and try on something trivial first like a strawberry. Which shape would be better? A ball looks cool but something like a paperweight could be useful.I hope the 20-40 ticks that are still alive and kicking won't die too fast.>>4197911They're pretty meek creatures, they usually just wait until you're done with them. If one really tries to get away I just put him up on a chair.
>>4197986So how long have you been a tick aficionado lad?
>>4197994Just bit less than a year. I had no idea what to do with them once they were removed so I just put them in a jar because I could seal it. The stench is atrocious.
i think the ticks will keep decomposing even inside resin unless you first "cure" them in formaldehyde.
>>4196222Put them in your ass
>>4197592>>4197670As promised, I found a little fellow wandering and took a picture a few minutes ago. The jar now grows with a good dozen ticks.
>>4198001>The stench is atrocious.Man you just reminded me..like a year ago I found a dead bird and sealed it in a box and left it under the shed. Last time I opened it was at least 8 months ago and it smelled like prawn toast. I should really check on it again soon
>>4197950but tick cant be crushed!
>>4198210damn nigga just feed them hogs some mafuckin garlic nigga
>>4198210You're a good man I hope you know that
>>4198210>>4198210How the fuck do the hedgies survive with all those ticks? Also, dont you ever get ticks on you, they seem super fucking common where you are at
>>4197986OP if you put them in resin MAKE SURE YOU SPRAY WITH SOME SORT OF CLEAR COAT FIRST. This will prevent them from bubbling like mother fuckers. Good luck.
Not OP but I’ve been bit twice by ticks in my life. Not the ugly jelly bean ones like in OP’s image but the black ones.I never got the bullseye rash or flu-like symptoms but I’m still scared a decade from now I’ll find out I have Lyme disease or something like that.
>>4198436Not that anon but from a quick google search>It is not uncommon for a hedgehog to have a few ticks, if it is covered in ticks then it may be an indication that something else is wrong. Please do not try and remove the ticks yourself, there are tick borne diseases and many removal methods are not suitable, only tick hooks should be used, do not smother in Vaseline or any other substance. Commonly hedgehogs with high tick burdens require further assessment as it can be an indicator of underlying health issues, an anaesthetic may also be required to access the underside if there are many ticks, they may also require a course of antibiotics depending on the circumstance.So basically for hedgehogs ticks are "mostly harmless". I imagine its more likely to die from being close to human activity(about 40% of hedgie deaths result from it) than from the ticks themselves.
>>4196222Freeze one and cut it in half
>>4198319you're thinking of fleas
>>4197637So in the vast majority of cases where humans consume parasites where humans are one of the hosts in the parasites life cycle.
>>4198505I can try but it's going to be tricky. From what I've read, it will take several days below -10°C to freeze one.>>4198452Thanks, that's good to know.
>>4198649>from what I've read God I love this place
>>4198649wh-why would you think that?I mean maybe it takes several days for them to freeze when they're under a layer of snow and leaves, but not un your freezer
>>4198655>>4198685Well I guess I'm retarded then. Out of curiosity I've put a single live one in another jar at -20°C.
>>4198453bro the turn into jelly beans *after* biting youyou knowfrom all the blood
>>4198838well then i guess that means they never got that much bloodam i safe from Lyme disease then?
>>4198839you're fine dude
>>4198649I hope you read >>4198038 too.
>>4198839No, it can stay dormant for years. You gonna die nigga
>>4198971Yes, but it doesn't seem readily available here in western Europe, and I'm not going to spend 50€+ on ticks. I'm listening to all cheap alternatives.
>>4196222put them out in a candy dish for visitors to snack on
>>4197862There are literally parasitic ticks that exclusively subsist on sucking blood from other ticks
>>4199186To be fair I somehow expected a couple of them to mate and fill the jar with hundreds of larvas.
>>4199176will those ticks suck off each othet as well?
>>4198516ah yes, that popular comedic superhero--who has had multiple cartoons, comics, and even live action series on tv--who's super power is that he cant be crushed, known as "The Flea"
put them on ice cubes and put them on drinks of unsuspecting civilians
>>4199208I think you are talking about The Tick, a superhero parody
>>4198436The primary virtue of wild animals is endurance. The lower you go down the sophistication ladder, the more this strength crowds out all others.This means that noble predators like lions are the laziest of wild animals, but still more endurign than man, and that a similar scale exists within humanity itself.
i clicked on this thread thinking the thumbnail was just a jar of pebbles...and it wasn't.it wasn't a jar of pebbles at all...
>>4196222Dump them onto concrete and smash with a cinderblock.
>>4197860That's why you chew your food dipshit
>>4198649for sure. resin casting can be kind of a pain in the dick so maybe consider splitting up your ticks and trying a couple casts.
>>4198561You mean multicellular animals with a lifestle adapted to getting past those lines of defenses?
>>4196222You're doing God's work anon but don't let those faggots get out or bite into you, those fuckers carry shitloads of diseases including Lyme disease. My friend got it once and she almost died.As for execution I'd put them under covered dish into the sun and let them boil.
>>4196246EAT ZE BUGS and find out
>>4198453I had Lyme disease before and had it treated and it was gone in a couple weeks. Most people don't have long-term symptoms; some people even debate whether the patients who claim to have them just have something else.
>>4197986>Which shape would be better? A ball looks cool but something like a paperweight could be useful.Try it with some other shit first, like you said, and if you have any skill, make them into a tick shape
throw them into the fucking abyss are you crazy op
give them all hiv and release them into the wild to crate entire generations of tics with aids.
>>4196222Sugma tick dude
This reminds me of that joke that politics means many ticks. If you show people your tick ball, you could be like "it's politics, get it"
>>4201577stick em' in the stew
>>4197491I too want to pledge for the parasite orb
>>4196222WHAT THE FUCKPoor sulfuric acid on them NOW NOW NOW
post update on tick orb
>>4196222Kek I can't believe this is still up.
>>4198357Ticks are alive too.
add some jogurt and bon appetit
>>4198436sickly hedgehogs are covered in ticks just like sickly trees are covered with tinder
>>4196222Wow I do not like this image
>>4198436>live off blood>kill blood generating host>dies along with himIf the host is bound to die they go on a feeding orgy explosion to spread out as much as possible, otherwise they even their own numbers out
Those remind me of these weird candy covered chocolates I had once as a kid that looked like rocks. They tasted like shit desu, maybe they were actually just ticks and I got tricked into them or something.
>>4198321Do ticks not like garlic?
>>4203057i liked them
>>4196222Make an asmr video poping them
>>4202847Still gathering ticks. The last few days have been pretty uneventful, I only managed to gather 3 new ticks. Which is good for the hedgies, but not so much for the orb.>>4203065Interesting question. I'll take one out of the jar and see what happens when dropped on garlic.
>>4203265I mean you've got a fair few already, exactly how big will this orb be?
>>4203265You absolutely must continue the quest at all costs. You will likely be the first person to ever create a magical tick orb if you manage to do it properly. Even if you don't create the orb, there are endless possibilities.In the OP pic are the dark green ones just dead ones rotting away? Also are most all of them still alive? Because if not and the hedgies aren't bringing in a lot any more, I fear that you will just end up with a shitload of dead ticks that will likely smell worse than an a human corpse.For the sake of being a pioneer and a sick genius, you MUST create the orb. It will please me highly. Good luck with your quest, I will be watching and checking often.
BumpCome on OP dont let us down
This thread is filled with dark magic...
>>4203533>In the OP pic are the dark green ones just dead ones rotting away?Yes.>Also are most all of them still alive? No, it was in direct sunlight for some time. I'd say 20% or so are still alive. Plus one frozen tick.I'll do it. The thread will be dead by the time I order and received all the materials, but I'll create a thread for the orb.
>>4196222What is wrong with you.
either burn them with a match or something or do a funny prank where someone's asleep and you drop them all on him
Tonight's haul: ten more. Most of them are quite small (got those on the poor lad's ass)
think i'm gonna be sick
>>4196222plant all those seeds, i want to see how a legged plant looks
>>4196222toss them in the microwave
>>4203898Perhaps you could freeze all the living ones and have them basically cryogenically frozen since they are all dying off. Then they'll still be in a good state when you have all the materials. I don't know what type of cooler setup you got though and how long you can keep frozen ticks in it lmao
>>4205249Painfully starving them to death in a pile of their decomposing brothers > Quickly mercifully freezing them
if you popped one of them or blended them similarly to these suggestions>>4196329>>4205510would the big ones squirt red/brownish blood or would it look like something else?
>>4205249I've been thinking about this. Might be a good idea.>>4205538I managed to dig one out with tweezers. They were pretty much dried up and hollow. God that smell is evil.
>>4205595>They were pretty much dried up and hollow. God that smell is evil.jesus christ I want to bite into one so bad
Some country's agencies (equivalent to the CDC) might want specimens of certain species of ticks or from certain regions for monitoring. Could always check their homepage if theyre looking for something. Although you really should keep it in a freezer.
>>4206880Makes sense, I guess I'll keep them in the freezer.I've only harvested 4 medium sized ones yesterday. To get those I had to cockblock a hedgie that was courting a big female. You wouldn't believe how noisy they can get when mating. Truly impressive for ~1kg fellows.
>>4196222Teach them tricks and then go travelling with your tick circus.
>>4197670>thanks to me (?)You say this like there might be someone else doing it
Make sure none of them lay any eggs. Seriously, we had one nest on our porch once and had thousands of little tick babies swarm our house. Absolutely disgusting, needed some specific poison to finally get rid of them.
>>4208282That sounds gross. Were you or your family bitten?That's also why I keep them in a closed jar. I guess the problem is removed now that they're sleeping in the freezer, too.>just got two more big, squishy, grey beans on this somehow friendly little buddy.
>>4196222make a tea out of them
>>4197491>tfw you start selling parasite orbs on Etsy
>>4207054Why didn't you let him finish? The hog was quite literally fulfilling his life's purpose
>>4208321how are these hedgehogs so friendly with you? do you know them prior?
What's the most painful way for an insect to die? I think that's what you should do to them.
>>4208506They do it all the time...>>4208510I nearly stepped on one at night last year, so as an apology I started feeding them. Mostly dropping nuts, dry and wet cat food on my lawn at dusk... and not too much so they don't become lazy and wait for my gibs.Nowadays two of them will eat food in my hand.Some are so used to me that it's bothersome to remove ticks because they don't raise their spikes anymore, making them harder to spot.Last night's haul, by the way.
>>4197986How about making a large acrylic tick sculpture which is full of ticks?
>>4202921Yes, but they're fucking disgusting parasite plague bearers, and are wholly inferior to us mammals.
You must craft the parasite orb. It's like a special new type of crystal ball.
This has been the most interesting thing on /an/ all week
Add milk and get a spoon
>>4199176You mean onlyfans camwhores who take money from NEETs?
>>4196222Pour 90% isopropyl alcohol into the jar until it fills, put a lid on the jar, then shake it until nothing is moving inside
>>4197986You could do a cube if the sphere is too difficult
>>4208792That would be interesting, but I'm not skilled and/or dedicated enough. I was thinking of something like 10cm diameter.
>>4208321European hedgehogs are so much cuter than those ugly African ones people keep as pets. Do they show any awareness or understanding that they're being groomed?
>>4208967I think I'll just use a silicon mold, or do a makeshift mold with wood/plexi. A little pillar could be neat, too.>>4209012Depends. Most just wait until it's over. A few of them are startled when you remove a tick but relax immediatly.One is a total bro that doesn't even flinch when I reach his belly. I like his awkward and nervous "smile"/grimace.
Why are ticks real.
Send them in a package to the Embassy of Israel with a label that says "they want to go back to Israel"
>>4196222Cover them in chocolate like you would some peanuts, then make a trail mix with raisins like >>4196225 said.Feed them to the local poor kids as an act of charity :)
>>4196222This is an exceptionally cursed thread and I have nothing to contribute but another humble (you) for when this inevitably gets screencapped at some point.
if you get lyme disease will it cancel out scurvy?
>>4208870You got your wording wrong, they do not take money, they happily accept it from simping NEETs who seem to have never heard of PronHub etc. or any strip clubs. Nobody to blame there but the people who make OF accounts due to their willingness to spend actual $$$ on getting a look at titties etc.
Anyway, back to the subject, I am quite impressed and pleased with your dedication to tick gathering OP. Glad you got them in a place where they will be taking a very cold but also a very long nap where they will continue to survive rather than die with their friends (even though they don't deserve the mercy they are getting)
>>4209457letting them die would be mercy, he moved them to his freezer
>>4209459I got a couple of really small ones last night and I wanted to take a video of them being tossed into the cold jar because they freeze up instantly, which is pretty satisfying.But I fucked up because I was trying to shoot the video at the same time. My angle for dumping was bad and most of the tiny bastards spilled in my kitchen.
>>4209611I gagged reading that
>>4209611ah shit, containment breach
>>4209644No worries, I think I've put them all back.Next time I'll be more careful to take a video for you guys.
>>4198210What kind of hedgehog and what kind of tick?
Love your work OP. Please keep up updated.
feed to birds or chickens, they love a yummy snack
>>4196222why are they so full?
>>4207054>living comfortable life as a hedgebro >find Amazonian hedgette that seems dtf>bellowing and making a ruckus, she’s totally into it>some giant hairless monkey comes out of nowhere and starts squeezing my assSuch is life for the noble hedgecel
Tonight's harvest. What do you think?I'm pretty impressed by the bloated one at the top.
>>4210325Vile. Thank you for sharing I love you tick anon.
>>4210328Thanks, anon.I realize I failed to give update on the garlic experiment (>>4198321).Dropped one on freshly cut garlic for five minutes: it didn't seem to be bothered at all. At one time it managed to get stuck when it reached the edge of the garlic and still decided to move forward, with those demonic flexible arms flailing impotently in the air as its big bottom was stuck on the garlic
>>4197986Skewer some of them fatties with hedgie quills before you orbify them, then the piece will tell the full story
>>4196222Leave them in front of a school and label the jar "magic bugs"
>>4197443>I also thought about turning them into a ball of clear acrylic resin or something.Holy fuck that sounds amazing
>>4201596dagnabbit now I want a tick ball
OP how heavy is your tick stash so far
>>4196222OP you should contact the anon in >>4209460 and merge your colonies for the ultimate pest sculpture
OP you are doing God's work. Only a real human bean would take such dedication to the hoglets
>>4211053Ohh and there's also the ant guy somewhere.
>>4211053Skimmed that thread, wow that guy is a loonie.
>>4211053As a pest controller I'm terrified that I will one day end up living next door to bed bug guy.Would love to live next to tick anon and his merry hedgehogs
>>4197218opossums eat ticks
>>4196253Go eat some random roadkill or raw supermarket chicken and tell us all how well the stomach sterilized everything. I'll wait.
>>4198234why would you do that?
>>4210207Bros before hoes.>>4211030It's extremely light, ticks weight virtually nothing.>>4211068>>4211093Thanks :)
>>4201564Nice try gaymo buy aids will always be a disease for homos.
>>4211103He sure looks snug.
>>4211103Where do you live where hedgehogs are so common? Kinda cool
For a while in my teen years I lived in the midle of bumfuck nowhere with a lot of vegetation around so there were ticks in the area and one time I shit you not I literally pulled a tick out of my dick. I have no fucking idea how that mf crawled in there.
Just pulled those a few minutes ago. Looks like beans are back on the menu.If you're interested, next time I encounter one with lots of fleas I'll share my big trick to remove a decent chunk of them. Those fleas are specific to hedgehogs and cannot bite humans or any other animals.>>4211240Western Europe.
>>4211427I find the thread comfy, so please do.
>>4211427>I'll share my big trick to remove a decent chunk of themLol I bet you use some kind of sticky tape
>>4211427>>4211444>Use this one BIG trick to remove PESTS from local wildlife NEAR YOU. Ticks HATE it!
>>4211439>>4211444>>4211453Okay, here's how it's done: fill 2/5 of a plate with lukewarm water, and put the hedgehog on it. Many fleas will jump out of the hedgehog like they usually do but they'll be trapped in water since they can't swim. Then you can dispose of the flea-ridden water. I usually drop it in the toilet.I just found another one (with a couple of ticks) right now so I took this picture for you. I'm using my plate for roast chicken. As you can see, he wasn't too fond of this ordeal.
>>4211518my uni roommate brought a cat into our room once and with it came a bunch of fleas. one of the most effective tricks we tried was putting a lamp or a nightlight over a bowl filled with dishsoap. we'd wake up to the bowl being filled with dumbass fleas
How do you kill them OP?
This is easily among the Top 100 Most Disgusting threads I've ever seen on this godforsaken site. Congratulations OP.
>>4211612Check out >>4209460 next
>>4211612I know right. What kind of an incel would waste his time removing ticks from Hedgehogs. Absolutely gross.
OP I live in a heavily wooded area and have to do the same almost daily for 2 of my dogs that love to run the woods at least once a day. Been doing it by hand for years, they easy to pull head and all out.>both are short haired so the ticks are relatively easy to find>dog A almost always has them on her neck, chest, belly, and under arms>dog B almost always has them exclusively on her neck, in and around her ears, and near her assDog A is no issue I can check her in 5 minutes and she'll let me get em all. Dog B is the equivalent of Stewie from Mad TV and flinches and runs, rolls over and kicks you with all her legs, etc. the minute you pull 1 off her ear or ass, and wants to personally look at what you pulled off her.Have another dog that loves to go in the woods but the ticks hate the taste of her, biggest issue is the occasional small tick that gets on her then gets off inside the house.
>>4212041Usual way I kill them is pop them between 2 large rocks and dumping them on an ant bed for the ants to take care of, but I've also been known to drown them in soapy dawn water.
>>4197443I flush them in the toilet.>>4211100I've never had any issues after eating roadkill.
>>4211518>As you can see, he wasn't too fond of this ordeal.If only you knew how bad things really were
>>4196222Inject them with h2o2 always. It kills the lyme disease bacteria and it looks cool
>>4211649No dude no one cares about that poser
>>4211102dem bones, would be my guess
Post more of the filled tick jar.
>>4213633Here is the content of the new, secondary jar. Keeping them frozen will at least prevent them from melting into a disgusting tick ooze layer.Not enough to make an orb. Yet.
What does that smell like?
>>4213707bag of sand
>>4213707This has neutral smell so far. The other one has a hellish smell that I can't really describe... it's the pungent stench of wet decay (because of all the blood they ingested, I suppose).
>>4198210i dont know much about hedgehogs.. but how are they letting you pick them up and so this to them. theyre pretty defensive/evasive creatures?Also are you picking them out from between their spines?
>>4213765They're definitely not pets but you can still approach them with ease. They tended to ball up easily at first, but nowadays most are somehow used to me, I think. Some don't even mind if I sit next to them while they're eating.I'm picking most from between their spikes. It's not as hard as it look once you're used to the tick hook, plus your other hand can help push some quills away.They also tend to have ticks behind and inside their ears. Once again, it's usually not a problem to remove them.
>>4212041Do they survive being frozen? We used to put some in water or vinegar if we found some on our dog. I remember These things could survive a day or more in a jar like that. Bastards are indestructible.
>>4213693What causes the color variation?
The most based thread on 4chan right now.
>>4202921Only at the behest of the animals they parasitise
>>4211518You are a saint, anon. I hate that I stumbled upon this thread, but I just had to tell you that. If there is a hedgehog heaven, I'm sure there's a statue of you there.
>>4197443Embedding them in resin is the best idea
>>4197491make that five for the parasite orb. bonus points if you make a neat little glow lamp out of it.
>>4202921>Ticks are aliveyes, it's a real problem
>>4198210Fucking based. A real hero
>>4211518The fact that it's willing to do this shit without much fuss means he either trusts you or it's not really that uncomfortable
>>4213951>Do they survive being frozen?They didn't.>>4213981I also wonder but I've found no answer. I suppose it's either a male/female difference, or maybe it has something to do with the blood they're sucking.>>4214230Thanks, anon. Here's a comfy hedgehog.
>>4197675The ecosystem is in fucking free fall. I just can’t believe how short-sighted people are. We’ve destroyed our only planet for funkopops.
>>4213693This is from a single hedgehog? Jesus Christ. Soon it’ll just be us and the ticks, bedbugs and cockroaches. Thanks, boomers and Jews. I hope it was all worth it.
>>4214660Haha no, there are around 8 different hedgehogs (I haven't seen a few of them for a few months) coming my garden at night.Sometimes they fight.
>>4214681Still that’s over eight a hog in that post I replied to. You’re a good man. Stay safe, it’s a foul business.
>mfw reading this whole threadI feel itchy all over, but good thread regardless. Godspeed, OP
Post more hog pictures
>>4215980Sure, I take a picture or two if they come tonight.
>>4196222WHAT THE FUCK???
OP your a saint. Have a bump
>>4214660Jews and ticks are basically one species
>>4212044My mom would always just flush em when she found them on me as a kid.
>>4213765I'd imagine animals of all kinds start to become really friendly when you remove parasites from them. Same way sharks let fish swim around inside their mouths without eating them because they clean inbetween their teeth.
>>4215980Just found this little guy 15 minutes ago. I don't know if you can tell by the picture but he was riddled with ticks. Around his hears, inside his ears, on his flanks, and on his back legs. Poor little guy. He was pretty relaxed, too.
>>4216177I pulled off nearly 30 ticks.
>>4216177>>4216180Poor little bastard. Good work OP.
>>4216180Jesus christ. If he had this many ticks and he was lethargic he's probably gonna be ded soon
>>4215960read the bed bug thread and feel the parasitosis tonight when you go to bed
>>4216185Not at all, he was alert and eating wet cat food when I heard him. He strutted away when I let him go. Don't worry ;)
Western Europe needs possums apperently. Or any natural predator for ticks.
>>4216194Hens are pretty good at this.
>>4197428based hedgehog carer
>>4216177>>4216180Those were all from the one lil hedgebro? You're doing God's work, OP. Keep on helping those dudes out
pour some milk and dig in
>>4216301>>4208856A real meeting of the mind
Thank you for helping hedgehogs. They are endangered, too.There is no hedgehog where I live now, I miss the critters. I used to catch them and take off their ticks, too. Glad to see I'm not the only one who thought of this.
>>4216301By the way, people should never give milk to hedgies. They are lactose intolerant and will die by dehydratation from the diarrhea.>>4216521Pretty based. Can't you build a little shelter with branches and leaves to make one feel at home?
>>4216595I could build one, but no hedgehog will come, they simply are not present in my area.Pic related may come, but I never was able to approach one.
>>4216598Cute. According to wikipedia, there could be such creatures in my area, too. But I've never seen any or even heard about them.I suspect they're invasive?
This thread has been up for weeks, can someone tl;dr me about the ticks ? What do we do ? Blender ?
>>4216607They are invasive in Europe, they were imported for their fur if I'm not mistaken, and some likely escaped. So it'd be better if they were not present where you are, I guess. I don't know if they could be a threat to hedgehogs, but if they are classified as invasive, they most likely do some damage, hedgehog or not.
>>4216611OP is going to make a resin tick ball paperweight
What happens if you drop one into hydrogen peroxide? The tick is bound to ingest some, will it react?
>>4216607If you have a well kept garden, you'll never see them because they like tall grass and foliage to hide in.
>>4216700I'll buy some today.Currently all the ticks are in the freezer, but when I'll get new ones (hopefully tonight) I'll drop one into a cup to see how it reacts.Not sure what you're expecting; I suppose it will just wriggle a bit and die.
Have any of the ticks you removed bitten you? That's what I'd be most scared of. I don't wan't lyme disease.I really hate ticks and they're probably the only thing keeping me from going camping every weekend.
>>4213693jesus fucking christ they look even worse upside down
>>4196222Anon, you seem level-headed, considering you out here helping animals n shietso my advice is: pour gasoline into the jar and set it on fire, see what happens
>>4199433bitch, humans are on top of the ladder of the endurance game, we used to hunt by just following our prey until it dropped out of exhaustion
>>4216959Zero. There's virtually no risk if you're doing this carefully. Plus nine times out of ten they can't even move because their head is stuck on the hook so I just open the jar and tap the hook a few times to let the tick fall with a "ting!". A few times they fall out when removed but I can just scoop them with the hook, which they try to climb.>>4217005And I suppose they're even worse upclose. Want me to try and take a close-up next time?
>>4216954Take a video and upload the webm if it's interesting
>>4217023>Want me to try and take a close-up next time?absolutely. what could possibly go wrong?
Put me in the screencap
>>4217043Am I kawaii anon?
>>4217040Turns out I've removed a handful of big beans tonight.Well, oxygen peroxide didn't work. I've shot this 20 minutes ago, and it's still wriggling in the cup right now.
Anon, this is just about some of the most vile shit I’ve ever seen, you must continue. Tick Orb must become reality, it is the key to escape this prison we call reality.
>>4217281oxygen peroxide or HYDROGEN peroxide? if its hydrogen peroxide, try piercing the abdomen and letting the blood into the peroxide.
>>4217411possibly the dumbest samefag call I've ever seen, and that's a pretty high bar
>>4217323There's actually a vide of this being done. Sadly it is not very dramatic.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq0wUetofX8
>>4217474Anything that makes a tick suffer is good.
>>4217411I kneel, giga retard.
>>4198453>twiceanon, I have pulled 5 ticks after one hike once. I stopped counting. But the total number should be somewhere around 15.If you pull them before they start sucking, so before they get bigger (around 12-24 hours after biting) there is absolutely no way you get a disease. Only once I had one which started sucking. I dont worry that much to be honest.
>>4217281Lame. Thanks for trying though>>4217474That seemed pretty dramatic to me. But that was injection. I think anon meant cutting a small hole into the tick while submerged and see what happens
>>4217526How do y'all get so many ticks? Mosquitoes seems to target me and I'll get more bites than anyone else, but I've seriously never seen a tick on myself. I spent nearly all of my time in the forest outside my home growing up, go on regular hunting trips, and used to go on weeks-long camping trips all over. Does my blood have some kind of tick repellent?
>>4211518Just so I understood you correctly, a wild hedgehog wouldnt bite if you pick it up?
>>4217498Its still a creature in nature. Dont be antisemitic.
>>4217533Ye, there is such a thing. My wife also doesnt get any. Ever. Consider yourself lucky, its not a huge pain, but I constantly check myself when outside.I also dont remember having any while wearing long pants.You mostly get them by having direct skin-grass contact.
you are now feeling something crawl up your leg
>>4217534Of course not. I've picked up wild hedgehogs hundreds of times and they've never tried to bite me. They'll only try to do this if they're wounded or if you're poking him in his nest.Well, I've actually been bitten once, when one thought my pinky was some kind of sausage for hedgies, but he stopped as he realized it wasn't food and didn't try again. The bite wasn't even strong enough to break the skin or even leave a mark.
>>4211213Snug as a hog in a hug
Well, the thread is now auto-saging and I don't think you guys would be interested in another threads that would be just the same: caring for the hedgehogs and feeding the orb.I guess I'll just make a thread when the orb will be done. Most likely by the end of summer. The tick is still alive and wriggling in the peroxyde cup, by the way.See you all :)
>>4217653thanks anon, it was a really nice thread, despite all the parasites, and ticks.
>>4217653we would be
>>4217653I would be
>>4217653Godbless and take care anon.>>4217943>seriously going through the effort of typing all that shit outCringeAlso you forgot the space between the numbers and the (
>>4199176Can you make a ring of these ticks that live forever?
>>4217653Make sure that you make that thread. And keep taking care of the lil hedgebros, you're doing God's work
>>4217653thanks for the thread hedgebro
>>4217281You're supposed to use hydrogen peroxide (h2o2) and you're supposed to either inject it or make an opening on the tick so that the h2o2 and get inside where the blood is, otherwise nothing happens
>>4216264You people keep saying Gods work but it was God who put ticks there in the first place.
>>4217498Ticks don't have pain receptors
>>4219261I want to fund scientists to invent a tick that feels pain.
>>4219493>look, anon, I NEED to drink your blood!>trust me, this hurts me more than you.