Granular Materials Used in Implanting Boll Weevil Eggs on Artificial Diet

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Granular materials were used to cover the artificial diet and the eggs of Anthonomus grandis Boheman after the eggs were sprayed on the diet surface as a substitute for the usual diet scarifyiug and drying operation, The number of adult weevils produced from the petri dishes when the diet and eggs were covered with mortar' sand. Vermiculite, fine mineral granules, and corncob grit was as great as or greater than that produced from the regular egg implanting method. By use of the granular material covering, the scarifying and drying operations of the regular egg planting method can be eliminated.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1975

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  • 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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