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Antifeedant and repellent potential of alginate based microcapsules containing eucalyptus oil against house rat, Rattus rattus

@article{Sachdeva2018AntifeedantAR,
  title={Antifeedant and repellent potential of alginate based microcapsules containing eucalyptus oil against house rat, Rattus rattus},
  author={Shipra Sachdeva and Neena Singla},
  journal={Journal of entomology and zoology studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={6},
  pages={608-617}
}
Microencapsulation of the desired oil reduces the evaporation rate due to limited permeability of thin wall material thereby increasing efficacy for a longer period. For evaluating antifeedant effect, microcapsules containing three different concentrations of the oil (3, 5 or 7%) and mixed in food at 5, 10 and 20% concentrations were exposed to house rats, Rattus rattus. Significant antifeedant effect of microcapsules was found at all the three concentrations of oil and that of microcapsules… 

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