Portable Incubator and Its Use in Insecticide Bioassays with Field Populations of Lygus Bugs, Aphids, and Other Insects
Authors: Brindley, William A.; Al-Rajhi, Deifalla H.; Rose, Randy L.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 75, Number 4, August 1982 , pp. 758-760(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:An inexpensive, portable incubator can be constructed with a battery-powered thermostat, fan, and resistor as a warming mechanism, with cooling provided by a frozen bag of artificial ice. Temperature control is adequate to allow a variety of insects, including Lygus hesperus Knight and Acyrthosiphon pisum (Harris), to be tested directly in the field for insecticide susceptibility. The bioassay is a contact procedure with pretreated glass vials which is suitable for a wide range of insects if vial caps, provision of food material in the vials, length of the bioassay test, and criteria of death are varied depending upon the species.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 1982
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