Colonization and Mass Production of the False Wireworm Eleodes suturalis
Author: Matteson, J.W.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 59, Number 1, February 1966 , pp. 26-27(2)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The false wireworm Eleodes suturalis (Say) was easily colonized and mass produced in the laboratory. The size of the colony was limited only by the number of egg-laying adults and the space devoted to larval rearing. In 10 hours per week a technican can maintain a constant population of 40–50 thousand larvae. Techniques (or trapping adults, obtaining eggs in large numbers, rearing larvae, and breaking obligatory larval diapause are described. E. suturalis has considerable potential as a test organism for insecticide screening, as well as in toxicological, physiological, and ecological studies pertaining to subterranean insects.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1966-02-01
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