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Improved technologies for rearing lepidopterous pests for plant resistance research

By: Davis, F.M | Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico DF (Mexico).
Contributor(s): Mihm, J.A [ed.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Mexico, DF (Mexico) CIMMYT : 1997ISBN: 968-6923-79-9.Subject(s): Lepidoptera | Pest control | Pest resistance | Pests of plants | CIMMYTDDC classification: 633.153 Summary: Two major advances in rearing lepidopterous insects have recently been made at the Crop Science Research Laboratory (USDA/ARS) located at Mississippi State, Mississippi. First, a multicellular tray made of 15 mil polyvinyl chloride plastic with a perforated polyester heat seal lid has replaced the 30 ml plastic cups with paperboard insert caps for rearing larvae to pupation. The new rearing container with 32 individual rearing cells is cheaper and saves time and space. Second, a solution to the human health hazard created by loose moth scales inherent in lepidopterous rearing programs has been obtained. This second technology involves a separate facility to house the moth colonies, large moth cages designed to allow free exit of scales, an improved air filtration system, and appropriate sanitation procedures to deal with trapped and residual scales.Collection: CIMMYT Publications Collection
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Lic. Jose Juan Caballero Flores

 

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Two major advances in rearing lepidopterous insects have recently been made at the Crop Science Research Laboratory (USDA/ARS) located at Mississippi State, Mississippi. First, a multicellular tray made of 15 mil polyvinyl chloride plastic with a perforated polyester heat seal lid has replaced the 30 ml plastic cups with paperboard insert caps for rearing larvae to pupation. The new rearing container with 32 individual rearing cells is cheaper and saves time and space. Second, a solution to the human health hazard created by loose moth scales inherent in lepidopterous rearing programs has been obtained. This second technology involves a separate facility to house the moth colonies, large moth cages designed to allow free exit of scales, an improved air filtration system, and appropriate sanitation procedures to deal with trapped and residual scales.

English

9711|AGRIS 9702

Jose Juan Caballero

CIMMYT Publications Collection

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