A System for Recording Activity of Small Insects1
Author: BALL, HAROLD J.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 65, Number 1, February 1972 , pp. 129-132(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Because it is difficult and time consuming to collect activity data for small insects visually, a recording system using a cage, power source, amplifier, and event recorder was devised to record locomotor activity. The system functions when the test insect makes contact between 2 electrodes placed in the test cage. The system was used to record locomotor activity of Diabrotica virgifera LeConte, Oncopeltus fasciatus (Dallas), and Periplaneta Americana (L.) with different degrees of success, depending upon the conductance (or resistance) of the test insect. Circuit diagrams and operating procedures are presented.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1972
- Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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