Studies on Pasteurella pestis in fleas. VI. The laboratory culture of Xenopsylla vexabilis hawaiiensis Jordan, 1932.

@article{Stark1957StudiesOP,
  title={Studies on Pasteurella pestis in fleas. VI. The laboratory culture of Xenopsylla vexabilis hawaiiensis Jordan, 1932.},
  author={H. Stark and L. Kartman},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1957},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          707-11
        }
}
  • H. Stark, L. Kartman
  • Published 1957
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Summary Large numbers of Xenopsylla vexabilis hawaiiensis were needed to carry out tests of its efficiency as a plague vector. Efficient culture of the Hawaiian flea was accomplished in white enameled buckets containing a housed host rat together with a larval substrate consisting of sand and powdered dog pellets (Friskies). The pupae were kept at a temperature of from 23° to 27°C. and a relative humidity of from 93 per cent to 100 per cent. These conditions differed from those required by… Expand
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