Effect of Ethyl Alcohol and Acetone on the Toxicity of Ethion in Bioassays on Two Species of Rust Mites of Citrus1,2
Authors: REED, D. K.; CRITTENDEN, C. R.; LYON, D. J.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 61, Number 4, August 1968 , pp. 1003-1005(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Replicated laboratory experiments were conducted to determine the effect that ethyl alcohol and acetone exert upon the toxicity of ethion against the citrus rust mite, Phyllocoptruta oleivora (Ashmead); and Aculops pelekassi (Keifer). In routine screening work, technical acaricides are dissolved in 4 ml of solvent and then diluted to 800 ml with distilled water into which mites are dipped. Three dosages of ethion were tested comparing this method with 2 other methods using increased concentrations of solvents. A significant reduction in mean percent mortality of both mites resulted when mites were either dipped in 10% solvent before immersion into the toxicant or were dipped into toxicant diluted with 10% solvent. Using the standard technique, mortality of mites was essentially the same as obtained in previous tests.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1968-08-01
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