Mortalities of Cochlicella barbara1 and Theba pisana2 Land Snails Exposed to Low Temperatures in Morocco3
Author: EVERSOLE, J. W.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 64, Number 3, June 1971 , pp. 667-670(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Two species of Mediterranean snails commonly intercepted by the United States Department of Agriculture Plant Quarantine Division were subjected to low temperatures in 2 series of tests. Both active and estivated snails were eliminated at -12.2 ˚ C, Adults of active Theba pisana (Müller) resisted cold temperatures better than immature snails of the same species. Cochlicella barbara (L.) snails Were less easily killed by low temperatures in the estivated state. Extension of the freezing periods greatly increased effectiveness of low-temperature treatments. Decontamination of substantial amounts of military retrograde cargoes by freezing appears to be feasible considering safety, effectiveness, and cost.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1971-06-01
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