Control of Relative Humidity During Shipment of Parasitic Insects

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Control of relative humidity was required for maximum survival during shipment of nine species of adult parasitic insects. Combinations of humiditrons (containers of saturated salt solutions covered with semipermeable surgical dressing), moist sponges, and freezepacks provided adequate relative humidity for 4 d, the normal time required for domestic shipment, but only the humiditrons were suitable for a longer time period of 11 d.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1987

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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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