Boll Weevils: Tagging for Hibernation and Field Studies
Authors: Mitchell, H. C.; Mcgovern, W. L.; Cross, W. H.; Mitlin, N.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 66, Number 2, 16 April 1973 , pp. 563-564(2)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis Boheman, has been marked for movement studies by several methods. Cross and Mitchell (1964) used Testors® butyrate dope, whereas a color dye was used by Taft and Agee (1962) for marking boll weevils. Babers et al. (1954) tagged boll weevils by dipping in 5 mCi radioactive cobalt (60CO as a chloride) contained in 0.2 ml of 0.34 N hydrochloric acid further diluted to 10 ml of distilled water for a stock solution; however, he did not report distance of detection. Mayer and Brazzel (1961) tagged boll weevils with radioactive phosphorous by feeding it to adults in solution or rearing them in larval diet to which various amounts of H3322 PO4 had been added; they were able to study certain biological effects caused by the isotope, but the weevils were not marked suffieiently for field recoveries after 20 days. A marking technique with radioactive material was therefore needed for studies of boll weevils in litter during the winter months and their activity after reaching seedling cotton in the spring.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 16, 1973
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