Morphological Abnormalities in Blacklegged Tick, Ixodes scapularis, Initiated by Environmental Contaminant

John D Scott1*, Nguyen Nguyen2, Jaclyn TA McKeown3 and Evgeny V Zakharov2,3,4

Aug. 29, 2022

Open Journal of Of Public Health

1Upper Grand Tick Centre, Fergus, Ontario, Canada
Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding, Biodiversity of Ontario, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Environmental pollutants cause teratogenic abnormalities in ectoparasites and their hosts.  These contaminants are consumed or absorbed, and often invisible causing deformities in arthropods, including ticks. Teratogen in arthropods arises as physiological and morphological change, and often halts proper metabolic function. During normal bird band operations, we collected a replete tick from an American Robin, Turdus migratorius, and the fully engorged larva molted to an unfed nymph. The larva was normal, but the subsequent nymph was deformed. Consequently, we could not identify the unusual specimen with standard taxonomy, so we took microphotographs and employed DNA barcoding by means of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene. Based on molecular analysis, we confirmed the aberrant specimen was a blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis. Our finding collaborates that songbirds can pass teratogenic compounds to ticks during a blood meal, and cause environmental abnormalities in ticks.



Study shows that environmental contaminants do strange things – even to the despised tick. In this case the nymph had a deformity that prohibits it from feeding.  Go to the top link to view a picture of a normal tick and then the mutant tick which does not have mouth parts.

This of course leaves a larger question and concern: if environmental contaminants can cause a tick to mutate without mouth parts, what are these contaminants doing to other creatures and humans?

While I’ve posted on the “climate change” agenda and the fact it’s a coverup for governmental “climate engineering” and is a huge money maker for leaders who are political, emotionally driven, unscientific, and the worst hypocrites on the planet, environmental contaminants ARE a serious threat to all life forms.  And while climate experts have stated that the simple reason the climate narrative is being followed is due to the fact scientists are on a gravy train to secure research funding, there is big money in geoengineering where nanoparticles, including many metals, are sprayed into the atmosphere and then uses microwave transmissions such as 5G to weaponize the weather.

A popular Lyme literate doctor, Dr. Klinghardt explains how the nano-aluminum poisoning affects our health, especially when combined with other toxins in our environment, such as the herbicide glyphosate, which is in most of our food, and with microwave radiation from smart meters, cell phones, Wi-Fi routers, and cell towers (which are now upgrading to 5G.)

According to Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, the ingredients of the persistent contrail formula that is being sprayed in the upper atmosphere by jet aircraft contains nanoparticles of aluminum (in several forms) along with barium, strontium, mercury, plastics and various other ingredients. Even viable Lyme disease cysts and other biological substances have been found in the nanoparticle dust that is falling from the sky.

Dr. Klinghardt has contributed significantly to the understanding of metal toxicity & its connection with chronic infections, chronic illness, & pain. He has been instrumental in advancing various fields within biological medicine, and regularly sees patients in the Sophia Health Institute located in Washington State and in his German clinic.

In Germany, his understanding of modern illness and his methods for assessing and treating modern chronic illnesses are being used by two thousand doctors.

Dr. Klinghardt identifies two powerful factors that are destroying the health of Americans. They are environmental toxicity from the interaction of various toxic metals and glyphosate, and environmental exposure to electromagnetic frequency radiation from technology that uses microwaves. (Read the full article.)

And now, with the roll-out of the experimental COVID “vaccines” which for the first time have lipid nanoparticles, we have the added burden of wondering just how these particles will affect people, aside from the concern of mRNA protein spikes. See:

Lipid nanoparticles—where do they go and what do they do? – The BMJ (bottom of article)

One of the major problems Dr. Klinghardt found in his practice was that there were very few laboratories in the world that can even measure and detect nano-aluminum.

For important connections between climate engineering, bio-weaponry, Lyme & ticks:


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