Ticks and Vitamin B

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Subject: Ticks and Vitamin B
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 21:10:16 +1000
I understand it has to be one particular element in the Vitamin B
complex - possibly Vitamin B12.

Unfortunately, it's an urban legend:

A word of warning about DEET, the active ingredient in many insect
repellents.  Whatever you do, DON'T get it on your binoculars or 'scope
- it will attack the rubber armouring, eyecups, and also some plastics.

   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
                           I came, I saw, I ticked.

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