A Red Dye to Evaluate Bait Formulations and to Mass Mark Field Populations of Boll Weevils1,2,3
Authors: LLOYD, E. P.; DAUM, R. J.; MCLAUGHLIN, R. E.; TINGLE, F. C.; MCKIBBEN, G. H.; BURT, E. C.; MCCOY, J. R.; BELL, M. R.; CLEVELAND, T. C.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 61, Number 5, October 1968 , pp. 1440-1444(5)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Calco Oil Red N-1700 dye was used to evaluate bait formulations both in the laboratory and in the field as well as to mass mark field populations of the boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis Boheman, attracted to a cottonseed-oil bait. The red dye permitted the evaluation of bait formulations without confounding the efficacy of the bait with control agents. It was not necessary to handle the insect; the marked insect was easily recognized when captured; the dye persisted throughout the life of the individual, and the dye caused no deleterious biological effects.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 1968
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