Accession Number : AD0714465

Title :   Maintaining Mosquito Colonies of Aedes Atropalpus and Anopheles stephensi with Less than 5 Hours Labor per Month,

Corporate Author : QUEEN'S UNIV KINGSTON (ONTARIO) DEPT OF BIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : French,Frank E.

Report Date : 26 NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : By the tank method a small colony of A. atropalpus has been maintained for more than 2 years with an average of 2 h labor per month. The rearing unit consists of a water tank, connected cage, low-volume air supply, and food. The adult population ranged from 25 to 100; larvae 25-200; no mosquitoes were added. Larval population was adjusted by adding water to the tank, thus hatching eggs above the water line. A requirement to expand the colony was met by adding water until the tank was completely filled. About 500 larvae hatched, were siphoned out, and transferred to facilities to meet the increased requirements for adult mosquitoes. A similar unit was used for A. stephensi and has operated successfully for 15 months. Blood-feeding makes the total labor about 5 h per month for A. stephensi. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AEDES, LABORATORY EQUIPMENT), (*ANOPHELES, LABORATORY EQUIPMENT), (*CULICIDAE, LABORATORY EQUIPMENT), REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), BIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES, MAINTENANCE, LIFE CYCLES, ENTOMOLOGY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE