Arthropod succession on exposed rabbit carrion in Alexandria, Egypt.

  title={Arthropod succession on exposed rabbit carrion in Alexandria, Egypt.},
  author={Tarek I Tantawi and Ebtsam Mkhtar El-kady and Bernard Greenberg and H A el-Ghaffar},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  volume={33 4},
In 1988 and 1989, seasonal field studies on exposed rabbit carcasses were conducted in Alexandria, Egypt, to describe the decomposition process and arthropod succession patterns. Four decomposition stages were recognized: fresh, bloated, decay, and dry. Carcasses in summer and spring decayed at a much faster rate than those in fall and winter. The bloated stage in summer lasted longer than in spring because of the difference in breeding biology of the primary flies infesting carcasses in these… CONTINUE READING

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