Accession Number:

AD0687757

Title:

MASS BREEDING OF AEDES AEGYPTI MOSQUITOES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-05-02

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A method for mass breeding of Aedes Aegypti is described. The results were obtained with larvae grown with an infusion of guinea pig excrement with brewers yeast, in which a rich microflora developed. Specially constructed closets used for breeding mosquitoes and containers for growing larvae are described. This method permits one to obtain thousands of mosquitoes of known age and physiological condition per week, with little effort, time, or space. This method may also be used for breeding certain species of Anopheles and Culex.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE