Culture Methods for Mass Rearing of Screw-worm Larvae1
Authors: GRAHAM, A. J.; DUDLEY, F. H.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 52, Number 5, October 1959 , pp. 1006-1008(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Screw-worm (Callitroga hominivorax (Cqrl.)) larvae were reared in sufficient numbers to produce 2 million sterilized flies weekly for 15 consecutive weeks in Il Florida field test. Five days each week eggs were obtained from i'l0colony cages, each stocked with 700 eight-day-old flies, by heating an attractive medium in the cages. Single cultures of 100,000 larvae were reared on a mixture of ground lean meat, blood, and water, in vats. Until irradiation as 6-day-old pupae, the insects were held at 80° F. and 90+ per cent relative humidity.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 1959
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