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Discussion: Chigger bites...

in: silkychrome; silkychrome > 2016-10-16

Oct 19, 2016 3:22 PM # 
Those are probably seed ticks. Pulled a few off of me after the race.
Oct 19, 2016 3:28 PM # 
i thought seed ticks bit in groups?

regardless, they are still itching :/
Oct 19, 2016 6:42 PM # 
Usually they do, but us alpha-gals seem to be really good at attracting them. No one else on my team has a single bite, I got about twenty.
Oct 20, 2016 1:11 AM # 
Seems pretty late in the season for chiggers. They're usually adults (or dead) by now. Then again, this was further south, so I guess there could still be some larvae hangin out.
Oct 20, 2016 12:47 PM # 
They're still out and about in VA.
Oct 20, 2016 1:03 PM # 
yeah neither Biz or Erl got them. although i was wearing calf sleeves for the whole race. so maybe that encouraged them.
Oct 20, 2016 3:34 PM # 
I got them above and below my calf sleeves. Mostly behind the knees, which admittedly was completely unprotected as I was in shorts the whole time thanks to the ridiculously wide open GA forests.

Unfortunately all those grassy areas in the wide open woods are IDEAL spots for larval ticks to hang out (literally) for unsuspecting meals to walk through. I actually checked multiple times after heading through grass like that and never saw anything, but they were out there for sure.

I think the meat allergy makes us react to even the tiniest of bites that most people might not ever even notice. yaaayyyyy... :-/
Oct 20, 2016 9:51 PM # 
Think I may have gotten a few as well. Thought it may have been PI but it wasn't as pussy.

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