E-MAIL TO DR SING DATED JULY 15, 2011
Dear Sir(s) and Madam(s),
We are a group of students looking for dog ticks for research purposes. The research is based on whether it is possible for dog ticks to adapt to plant sap. Hence, we kindly request for your help, and if you have any dog ticks, please contact us at email@example.com. If not, then kindly reply to this email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much!
Mr Wang Zi Liang, Zi Wei and Ace Tay
E-MAIL FROM DR SING DATED JULY 15, 2011
I am Dr Sing from Toa Payoh Vets, www.toapayohvets.com.
You can more likely to get ticks if you contact some pet groomers and be present to collect the ticks on the spot. This is because most Singapore dog owners go to the groomers for de-ticking. Or they just buy the de-ticking spot-on medication or wash and do-it-themselves. Include your phone number as I doubt anybody will e-mail to you to collect live and biting ticks for you. But there may be kind souls. Bring along your bottles.
Dog ticks have evolved to suck canine blood. I have great doubts that they will even sip one drop of plant sap but please do your research as many conventional thinking is incorrect.