In Vitro Rearing of the Northern Fowl Mite (Acari: Macronyssidae)

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An in vitro feeding apparatus and rearing procedure was developed for the northern fowl mite, Ornithonyssus sylviarum (Canestrini and Fanzago). The heated feeding unit consists of a substrate impregnated with chicken blood, a heat barrier which confined the mites to the feeding substrate, and a paper ring which allowed mite movement away from the blood. It was possible to rear O. sylviarum from egg to egg-laying adults using this apparatus and procedure.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1984

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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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