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PRELIMINARY CHECKLIST OF FLIES ASSOCIATED WITH PIG CARRIONS DECOMPOSITION IN OKIJA, ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA
The decomposition process of pig carrion was carried out in Okija, Anambra State, Nigeria and flies found on the carrions were collected, preserved in 70% ethanol and identified and the successional pattern of the flies was predictable.
Survey of edible insects in relation to their habitat and abundance in awka and environ
Insects associated with wine from raffia palm ( Raphia hookeri ) in Alor, Nigeria
The results showed that as the number of days increased the concentration of glucose and fructose decreased with alcoholic content increasing at varying pH and temperature, and the role of raffia palms in the life history of species was traced to foraging activities on palms, accidental dropping into palm wine gourd, and olfactory response of species.
Ants of Forest and Fallow Plots in Nigeria 1
Pitfall traps were used to monitor the activity of ants in a forest floor and a one‐year‐old fallow plot in Ile‐Ife, Nigeria, at monthly intervals between November 1980 and October 1981. Similar…
Entomoremediation - A Novel In-Situ Bioremediation Approach
- S. C. Ewuim
- Engineering, Biology
The need for mass rearing of the insects to be used in proposed bioremediation is discussed and the need to use insects that are neither threatened or endangered in entomoremediation in order to achieve overall healthy balance of the soil environment is stressed.
INSECT LARVAE RECOVERED FROM DECOMPOSING PIG CARRIONS IN OKIJA, ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA
Insect immature stages found on decomposing cadavers are source of information that assist forensic investigators elucidate the time of questionable death as well as highlighting the probable reasons for the insect larvae to associate with the carrions.
Evaluation of activities of dipteran maggots on a poisoned pig cadaver at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria
The study showed that the zinc component in the zinc phosphide commonly used as rodenticide in Awka can be detected in maggots collected from such a suspected poisoned cadaver.
The effect of land use on the community structure distribution and abundance of ground beetles (insecta: coleoptera) in a guinea savanna in Nigeria
- S. C. Ewuim
- 8 December 2009
Investigating the ground beetles of four habitats - cultivated farmland, Ifallow plot, a marshy plot and a secondary regrowth forest at the permanent site of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria for a twelve-month period using the pitfall technique indicated that the abundance of beetles wee significantly different in the cultivated farmland.
Efficacy of Ogiri produced from Mesquite seed as bait in trapping of insects in a fallow plot in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
An investigation was made on the insect fauna in a fallow plot at the temporary site of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka using pitfall traps, showing that out of the six insect orders captured, Hymenoptera recorded the highest number of insects while Dermaptera had the least number of Insects.
Efficiency of sampling techniques in the study of spider fauna of Awka, Nigeria
The use of different sampling protocols has been found to give a more reliable detail of the faunal composition of spider fauna of any given community. In the present study, pitfall trapping, sweep…