Mass Rearing a Green lacewing1,2,3

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Improved procedures for rearing Chrysopa carnea Stephens were developed. Use of a paper Hexcel® in fabricating a larval rearing unit provided an inexpensive method of isolating larvae in individual compartments to prevent cannibalism. Although the technique described includes very little mechanization. it does provide a procedure by which 3 technicians can rear enough adults to produce as many as 750,000 eggs per day.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1970

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