Accession Number : AD0622617

Title :   STUDIES ON LABORATORY REARING TECHNIQUES FOR MEDICALLY IMPORTANT ARTHROPODS.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. for 1 Jun-1 Oct 65,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Neely,James M. ; Mattingly,Carroll L.

Report Date : 01 OCT 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The objective of the project is the development of a shipping container that will enable entomologists to ship live insects of medical importance from the field to the laboratory over long distances. The shipping container used in this study was developed for the shipment of biologicals and temperature sensitive instruments. The container consists of a urethane insulated drum along with four bottles of heat stabilizing material. Properly applied, the material assures a convenient and reliable source of heat or cooling at a constant temperature. Laboratory tests showed that mosquitoes, house flies, and cockroaches could be held in this shipping container without high mortality at temperatures ranging from 120F to 10F for periods up to 72 hours. Field tests conducted with this shipping container revealed that live house flies and cockroaches could be transported successfully back to the laboratory without any mortality after 24 hours in transit and varying temperature. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LABORATORY ANIMALS, ARTHROPODA), (*ARTHROPODA, CONTAINERS), INSECTS, MUSCIDAE, CULICIDAE, BLATTIDAE, TEMPERATURE, TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE ELEMENTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE