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Hot-Water Immersion Appliance for Quarantine Research

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Abstract:

A hot-water immersion appliance (HWIA) was assembled and used as a research tool in the development of a hot-water immersion quarantine treatment to disinfest mangos in Haiti, Mexico, and Florida that ":ere infested with immature Tephritidae. The HWIA consists of a metal container (approximately 57.2 cm inside diameter and 85.1 cm height) adapted with a metal screen platform positioned inside the container 25.4 cm above the bottom. A submersible pump mounted to the bottom of the platform Circulated 1,5.14- 1,893 liters heated water per hour within the container through flexible polybutylene tubing. The water was heated by flames provided by a two-burner, propane. gas, hot plate located below the container. The HWIA was easily assembled, durable, mobile, and inexpensive.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1989

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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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