Accession Number : ADA180446

Title :   An Efficient Method for Transferring Adult Mosquitoes during Field Tests,

Corporate Author : ARMY BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB FORT DETRICK MD

Personal Author(s) : Boobar,L. R. ; Vorgetts,L. J. , Jr. ; Anderson,L. M. ; Nelson,J. H.

Report Date : DEC 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : To improve efficiency of field tests with sentinel mosquitoes, a method was developed for transferring specimens with a hand-held aspirator similar to devices described by Carver (1967), Tripis (1968), and Jackson and Grothaus (1971). Our objectives was to transfer treated specimens from the standard mosquito exposure tubes contained in the World Health Organization (WHO) tests kits (Brown and Pal 1971) to collecting vials for observation. An analysis of data, Chi Square and Fisher's Exact Tests, failed to detect any statistically significant (P<0.05) in the mortality of Aedes aegypti versus Ae. taeniorhynchus. The number of times mosquitoes were transferred did not significantly affect mortality of either species. Keywords: Laboratory equipment.

Descriptors :   *CULICIDAE, *COLLECTING METHODS, REPRINTS, BLOOD SUCKING INSECTS, FIELD TESTS, HAND HELD, EFFICIENCY, LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, MORTALITY RATES, ADULTS, AEDES, ASPIRATORS, CULICIDAE, TEST AND EVALUATION, REPRINTS

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE