ScienceTake: What Makes Ticks Stick

Scientists studying ticks that carry Lyme Disease wanted to know how they are able to stick so well to the skin. The answer is a mouth that works like a ratchet (or sword!) Check out this video!
Scientists studying ticks that carry Lyme bacteria wanted to know how these arachnids are able to stick so well to skin. The answer is a mouth that works like a ratchet.
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