Improvements in the Rearing Diet for Chrysopa carnea and the Amino Acid Requirements for Growth
Author: Vanderzant, E. S.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 66, Number 2, 16 April 1973 , pp. 336-338(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A diet containing soy and casein hydrolysates was satisfactory for rearing Chrysopa carnea Stephens for 18 generations. The diet did not promote growth after it was heat sterilized, but if sucrose was substituted for fructose, and yeast hydrolysate and casein were added, it could be autoclaved and used for rearing the insect.
Dietary ascorbic acid was not needed for development. An amino acid mixture was substituted for the protein hydrolysates for testing the amino acid requirements. Arginine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine were indispensable for growth.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1973-04-16
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