An Efficient Method for Transferring Adult Mosquitoes during Field Tests,
ARMY BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB FORT DETRICK MD
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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 Fishers Exact Tests, failed to detect any statistically significant P0.05 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.