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Larval-mass effect: Characterisation of heat emission by necrophageous blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) larval aggregates.
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Results indicate that heat emission can occur even with "small" masses if they are composed of high number of second stage larvae, and that optimum ambient-temperature values ranging between 22°C and 25°C produce maximal heat-emission per larva. Expand
Effects of morphine in decomposing bodies on the development of Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae).
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Results of this study show that an underestimation of the postmortem interval of 24 h is possible if the presence of morphine in tissues is not considered, demonstrating the necessity of considering the possible effects of drugs in tissues on insect growth rates when estimating the post autopsy interval using entomological techniques. Expand
Necrophilous insect succession on rabbit carrion in sand dune habitats in northern France.
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A significant feature in this study was the delay in initial oviposition by flies during 1996, which demonstrates the need for caution in estimation of postmortem interval by entomological techniques in early spring. Expand
Morphine extraction in necrophagous insects remains for determining ante-mortem opiate intoxication.
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Remains of necrophagous insects, particularly puparial cases, are often preserved for a long time, and consequently can serve as late alternative specimens for toxicological analysis when suitable tissues are not available. Expand
Entomofauna of buried bodies in northern France
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This study concerns insects sampled on 22 exhumed cadavers in the Lille area, where three species were regularly found because of their preference for underground environments or closed environments. Expand
Entomotoxicology, experimental set-up and interpretation for forensic toxicologists.
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Reasons for the current limitations of entomotoxicology, but also recommendations for future research are discussed and proposed in this paper. Expand
Determination of drug levels in larvae of Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) reared on rabbit carcasses containing morphine.
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Concentrations of morphine in larvae reared on rabbit carcasses containing morphine were 30 to 100 times lower than the concentrations found in the tissues, and correlations were found between administered dosages, tissue concentrations and younger larvae, prepuparial larvae or puparia. Expand
Immunohistochemical contribution to the study of morphine metabolism in Calliphoridae larvae and implications in forensic entomotoxicology.
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The possibilities of analyzing empty pupariae when suitable tissues or living necrophagous insects are absent are pointed out and morphine accumulation inside the cuticle of Diptera larvae during their development is found. Expand
Flies eggs: a new method for the estimation of short-term post-mortem interval?
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Three modeling methods were used to estimate the time for laying of Lucilia sericata eggs (Diptera, Calliphoridae), and consequently this determines the time of death, as this species lays immediately after death under favorable conditions. Expand
Methadone determination in puparia and its effect on the development of Lucilia sericata (Diptera, Calliphoridae).
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This paper describes a sensitive UPLC-MS/MS method for quantification of methadone and 2-ethylidene-1,5-dimethyl-3,3-diphenylpyrrolidine in single empty puparial case of Lucilia sericata, confirming rapid elimination of metabolites by the larvae before pupation. Expand
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