Mortality of the Cigarette Beetle in High-Carbon Dioxide Atmospheres
Authors: Childs, D. P.; Overby, J. E.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 76, Number 3, June 1983 , pp. 544-546(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A strain of Lasioderma serricorne (F.) reared on tobacco tolerated CO2 better than a strain reared on wheat flour. Overall, an atmosphere of 65% CO, was more toxic to eggs, larvae, pupae, and adults than an atmosphere of 35 or 92% CO2. The pupal stage tolerated CO2 the best, some pupae surviving exposure of 7 days. Other insect stages, in increasing order of CO2 susceptibility, were larva, adult, and egg. A few eggs were killed after less than 1 h of exposure to CO2 but 3 or more days of exposure was required for a mortality rate of 99.9%.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1983-06-01
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