Feeding Stimuli and Techniques for Studying the Feeding of Haematophagous Arthropods under Artificial Conditions, with Special Reference to 'Rhodnius prolixus',
TORONTO UNIV (ONTARIO) DEPT OF ZOOLOGY
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In his review of the sensory physiology of blood-sucking arthropods Dethier 1957 pointed out that a considerable number of unrelated species of arthropods had evolved the ability to utilize the blood of vertebrates as food. The process of blood-feeding can be divided into successive steps location of the host identification of a site for penetration by the mouthparts biting or penetration of the skin the production of a haemorrphagic area or the location of a blood vessel ingestion of the blood meal cessation of ingestion and withdrawl of the mouthparts. This paper is restricted mainly to a critical appraisal of the research done on the details ingestion, and of artificial feeding techniques and diets that were used during this research.
- Anatomy and Physiology