Accession Number : ADA569798


Title :   Aspirator Gun for High-Throughput Mosquito Bioassays


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE GAINESVILLE FL CENTER FOR MEDICAL AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Aldridge, Robert L ; Wynn, W W ; Britch, Seth C ; Linthicum, Kenneth J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a569798.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : We describe an innovative aspirator gun designed to transfer individual anesthetized mosquitoes directly into glass bioassay tubes. The gun has been used for thousands of transfers with extremely low associated mortality and is the central component of a high-throughput bioassay system. The gun is constructed using readily obtainable materials and can be modified for a range of insects.


Descriptors :   *CULICIDAE , ANESTHESIA , ARTHROPODA , ASPIRATORS , BIOASSAY , GLASS , GUNS , INSECTS , MATERIALS , MORTALITY RATE , SUCTION , TRANSFER


Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE