Development of a Synthetic Medium for Aseptic Rearing of Larvae of Stomoxys calcitrans (L.)1

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A synthetic medium was formulated for rearing larvae of Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) aseptically. All the components were chemically defined with the exception of an aqueous extract from baker's yeast, without which development did not proceed beyond the first instar. The per cent survival of the larvae reared on this medium was almost as high as that of larvae reared on a 1I0naseptic medium. However the development time was somewhat longer. No attempt was made to determine which of the diet constituents were essential, or their optimum levels.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1960

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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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