Effect of drying period and soil moisture on egg hatch of the tadpole shrimp (Notostraca: Triopsidae).

@article{Fry1992EffectOD,
  title={Effect of drying period and soil moisture on egg hatch of the tadpole shrimp (Notostraca: Triopsidae).},
  author={L L Fry and Mir S. Mulla},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={1992},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={65-9}
}
Tadpole shrimp (Triops spp.) are potential biological control agents against larval mosquitoes in temporary ponds and flood-irrigated fields. In some rice field situations, however, they may become pests that uproot and eat young rice plants. In cursory observations, it has been reported that tadpole shrimp eggs do not readily hatch on flooding when the soil or substrate containing eggs is moist before flooding. The relationship between drying (moisture content) of soil and tadpole shrimp hatch… CONTINUE READING

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