A Modified Olfactometer1

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This olfactometer differs from previous models in the materials used in construction and in technical modifications. Plastic tubing and lucite panels were used whenever possible. Two lucite cylinders connected by a small doorway form the insect test cage. This improvement makes the cage equal in size and shape to the influent ports, thus eliminating dead air spaces and the intermixing of the airflow between the alternative compartments

Other improvements include accessibility of all the control mechanisms, modified influent ports, a double 3-way valve mechanism for shunting the airflow from one alternative compartment to the other, and the incorporation of hygrothermographic equipment onto a removable platform beneath the test cage.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1959

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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