High-Throughput Mosquito and Fly Bioassay System for Natural and Artificial Substrates Treated with Residual Insecticides
NAVY ENTOMOLOGY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE JACKSONVILLE NAS FL
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A high-throughput bioassay system to evaluate the efficacy of residual pesticides against mosquitoes and muscid flies with minimal insect handling was developed. The system consisted of 4 components made of readily available materials 1 a CO2 anaesthetizing chamber, 2 a specialized aspirator 3 a cylindrical flat-bottomed glass bioassay chamber assembly, and 4 a customized rack.