Ticks: The Real Vampires

Ticks: The Real Vampires has been filmed on two continents – Europe and North America. It is comprised of two action curves. One is a portrait of the life cycle of the tick throughout its three stages of development – as larvae, as nymphs and as adults. All action will take place in natural surroundings. Using special lenses the tick will be shown full-screen from its hatching stage, on the hunt for a host, in reproduction through to the laying of its eggs and evenual death.

The second action curve depicts the gripping, thrilling story of the discovery of the most important and frequent transferred disease of the tick worldwide — Lyme Disease. Beginning with the first occurrences in the village of Lyme, Connecticut in the 70s, to the identification of the virus in the mid 80s, to the unmasking of borreliosis as a true epidemic and the reason behind wides.

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  1. Excellent film…. I’m especially interested because here in the woods of east Tn I receive at least a dozen bites over the summer. I see they say not to use oil to make them let go of my skin, but that’s all I’ve ever done. We thought the idea was to not break them apart and leave some in the skin, but with oil after a few minutes they would let go, rather than suffocate…… Hmmm…… Beautiful film. I’m left with a singular idea though….. why would any god or goddess create a world where nearly every creature must eat other creatures, just to stay alive and propagate it’s own species. And except for us sophisticates who cook our food, the creatures all eat each other alive…… No, there are no gods to my mind….. no god could ever imagine, must less create, anything so ridiculous and insane as the world we see around us. Men create gods, gods don’t create men…… Peace

  2. This honestly makes me cringe, bed bugs are a form of ticks… UUUGGHH..