Release of Romanomermis culicivorax for the control of Anopheles albimanus in El Salvador I. Mass production of the nematode.

@article{Petersen1978ReleaseOR,
  title={Release of Romanomermis culicivorax for the control of Anopheles albimanus in El Salvador I. Mass production of the nematode.},
  author={James J. Petersen and Osborne R. Willis and Harold C. Chapman},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1978},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={
          1265-7
        }
}
The mosquito parasite, Romanomermis culicivorax, was mass produced for the treatment of 144,000 m2 of Anopheles albimanus breeding area in El Salvador. The production of the necessary inoculum required the exposure of 1.6 X 10(6) first-instar Culex p. quinque-fasciatus larvae to 137 X 10(6) preparasites (1:14 ratio) each week for 6 weeks. The method employed produced an average 13.7 g (ca. 2,200/g) of postparasitic nematodes per rearing tray (20,000 mosquitoes), a total of 6,392 g (14.1 lb) for… Expand
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