Influence of paraquat on Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) infesting minced-beef substrates in Kelantan, Malaysia.

@article{Mahat2014InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of paraquat on Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) infesting minced-beef substrates in Kelantan, Malaysia.},
  author={N. Mahat and Chu L Yin and Paul Thomas Jayaprakash},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={529-32}
}
This study investigated the influence of paraquat, a prevalent poison used by suicides, on initial oviposition and development of Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius) using minced-beef substrates. Paraquat in lethal dose for human (40 mg/kg), two times the lethal dose (80 mg/kg) and five times the lethal dose (200 mg/kg) were mixed thoroughly with respective minced-beef substrates (1 kg each) that were decomposed in a shaded habitat fully protected from rain. Results of four replications of the… CONTINUE READING