Looking for poultry lice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by harlequinraven, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. harlequinraven

    harlequinraven Hatching

    Sep 9, 2013
    I know this is a very strange request, but I am an entomology graduate student. For my classification and systematics class, I need to have a very large collection of insects and identify them. I have no idea where to find poultry lice, which comprise an Order that I cannot get elsewhere.

    I am hoping that someone has some poultry with these little critters and would be willing to freeze some for me and mail them to me. I can pay for the cost of shipping, of course.

    Alternatively, if someone is close to the Champaign-Urbana area of Illinois, I could pick them up. Please PM me if you have seen these on your birds and are willing to assist me. Thank you!

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