Statesboro, Georgia: U.S. National Tick Collection

Over one million ticks are kept here -- some coated with gold!

Georgia Southern University

Address:
S. Main St., Statesboro, GA
Directions:
Georgia Southern University. Math/Physics Building, Institute for Arthropodology and Parasitology. On the south side of the city. Enter the campus from S. Main St.
Hours:
W 1:30-2:30 or by appt. (Call to verify)
Phone:
912-681-5564
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Smithsonian Institute Tick Museum

World's largest tick collection. Open for one hour every Wednesday or by appointment. We spent an hour asking them about ticks and seeing the largest and smallest they had in bottles. They showed us the machine that freeze dries the ticks and coats them with gold for better viewing under the high powered microscopes.

[Barbara Johnson, 04/23/2004]

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