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Tick Twister

by CEL-UK Jul 3, 2015
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why is the organe one on the picture looking much smaller then the STL file ? in my opinion its way too high. 4-5 cm would be enought in my opinion

I felt the same way and ended up shrinking the entire thing 20%.

Thanks so much for this !!!

We found a tick on my puppy tonight and all the stores were closed. I printed this at 100 mm/s (the wife was in panic) and I stopped the print at 20% just so I could use the tool.

It worked wonders and I can't thank you enough for this.

I will print a complete one tomorrow and I'll keep it at hand.

Thanks once again

I bought a very similar one in store. This is by far the best tick remover that you can get, period. I have to remove dozens of ticks from my dog every year and this tool hasn't failed me once. It's easy, works like magic and removes the tick completely.

anyone try this? did it remove the entire tick or did it leave anything left in the skin?? very curious

my dog got a tick on his eye lid! This was gentle and very simple to remove for him. Tick came out whole, works on ticks small and large (full). our pups rarely get them with their meds, but we pull them off us quite often using this :P

Yes, I had to use it on my Son's friend last summer, it worked just as well as the ones you buy from the shop.

This piece looks great! I do have one major issue with it, however.

According to the Center for Disease Control, you're supposed to pull gently on a tick, not twist or jerk as this can break mandible pieces off under your skin and leave you prone to infection.

http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/removing_a_tick.html

My own experience in removing dozens of them every tick season backs this up.

That's because most people try to twist with a tool designed to clamp around the tick, like tweezers or their fingernails. This causes the mouthparts to break and increases the chance of contracting diseases through the tick's bodily fluids.

This tool allows you to twist the tick without clamping down on it.

Nice Design......Here is some good info to support your device. I found it on this website and copied the info below.
http://lymediseaseuk.com/2015/10/26/tick-removal/
Method one: fine pointed tweezers

tick removal method

Blunt-nosed tweezers (like the ones used to pluck eyebrows) are too broad and are more likely to squeeze the body of the tick. Fine-tipped tweezers should be used as they are slim enough to get close to the tick’s mouth parts without coming into contact with the body of the tick, which avoids compressing it.

Tweezers tick-removal technique

Grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible and pull upwards with steady, even pressure.
Do not twist or jerk the tick as this may leave its mouth parts embedded, or cause it to regurgitate infected fluids. If any mouth parts do break off, they may be removed with a sterilized needle or tweezers points.
 Do not squeeze or crush the body of the tick, because its fluids (saliva and gut contents) may contain infections and leak into the host’s bloodstream or into the skin.
Do not handle the tick with bare hands, because certain disease-causing organisms may enter through breaks in the skin, or through mucous membranes (if you touch eyes, nostrils or mouth).
After removing the tick, disinfect the bite site with an antiseptic wipe or wound wash and wash your hands with soap and water.
You may want to save the tick for identification in case the person or animal the tick was attached to becomes ill within several weeks. Write the date of the bite on a piece of paper and put it with the tick in a sealed plastic bag either dead or alive and store it in a freezer. Your doctor / vet can then be certain that a tick bite has occurred and use this information to assist in making an accurate diagnosis. Public Health England run a tick surveillance scheme. You can send the tick in but will not receive results on whether the tick is carrying pathogens. Some private laboratories carry out tick testing and do let you know the results. Contact LDUK for laboratory details.

If you don’t want to keep the tick, the best way to dispose of it is to place it in a tissue and squash it, wearing medical gloves. Then flush away the tissue or dispose of it in the dustbin. This will prevent the tick from going on to bite another person or animal. Although not every tick carries disease, immediate removal of an attached tick is recommended.

tick removal tweezers method
Method two: tick removal tool

There are a few tick removal tools on the market and one of the devices favored by professionals, is the O Tom Tick Twister ®. It is designed to cradle the body of the tick and doesn’t exert pressure on either its mouth parts or its abdomen. It can therefore be safely twisted in one direction (either clockwise or counter-clockwise – the tick is not screw-threaded), which allows the barbs on the tick’s proboscis to be freed from the surrounding tissue. The twisting action also helps to crack the special saliva cement that most hard-tick species secrete in order to firmly attach themselves. The tool doesn’t cause any compression to the body of the tick and so it minimises the risk of back-flow of the tick’s saliva and gut contents, and therefore helps to avoid disease transmission.

You should NEVER twist with tweezers.

If you use this tool to lever as you would a crow bar, the mouth parts are likely to break off. If you twist the tick one way and then the other, the mouth parts are also likely to break off. Twist in one direction only.

tick remover tick twister tool

Choose the most suitable O’Tom Tick Twister ® tool, according to the size of the tick (each pack contains two sizes, one for adult ticks and one for the tiny nymph ticks).
Engage the tool by approaching the tick from the side (the body of the tick is flat when unfed) until it is held securely.
Lift the tool very lightly and TURN IT (clockwise or counter-clockwise). The tick detaches itself after 2-3 rotations.
After removing the tick, disinfect the bite site and wash hands with soap and water.
You may want to save the tick for identification in case the person or animal the tick was attached to becomes ill within several weeks. To save the tick, write the date of the bite on a piece of paper and put it with the tick in a sealed plastic bag and store it in a freezer. Your doctor / vet can then identify that a tick bite has occurred and use this information to assist in making an accurate diagnosis.

If you don’t want to keep the tick, the best way to dispose of it is to place it in a tissue and squash it. Then flush the tissue down the toilet or dispose of it in a dustbin. This will prevent the tick from going on to bite another person or animal.

Fantastic! I just found a tick on my dog and all the stores and vets are closed! I thought id take a chance and lord and behold! you saved the day. Prints like a charm and works even better. Thank you soo much! btw I printed mine with proto pasta carbon pla with 0.2 layer height.

Yeah this is what i was looking for. Thank you :-) Will post when i printed this thingy