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Effectiveness of modified White's solution at removing ascomycetes associated with the bark beetle Ips pini

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Modified White's solution (1 g HgCl2/l H2O) is widely used to surface disinfest bark beetles of their phoretic fungi. We investigated the effectiveness of this solution at disinfesting adult Ips pini from its associated ophiostomatoid fungi. A treatment for 1, 4 or 8 min does not completely rid beetles of phoretic fungi, but does substantially reduce the amount of fungi they carry externally. Sterilizing with modified White's solution caused limited mortality (<16%).
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, 2500 Shreveport Hwy., Pineville, LA 71360, USA 2: Department of Entomology, 237 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Drive, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA

Publication date: August 1, 2003

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