A Photoelectric Counter for Tick Larvae and Small Insects

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A description of the design, construction, and use of a photoelectric counter suitable for counting tick larvae or small insects is given. To facilitate construction of the apparatus, commercially available components were used as much as possible. Standard errors of replicate counts of tick larvae were 0.3% for small samples and 0.45% for larger samples.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1976

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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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