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Zeitschrift für Morphologie der Tiere

, Volume 63, Issue 3, pp 239–250 | Cite as

Chironomus strenzkei n. sp. (Chironomidae, Dipt.), ein neues Laboratoriumstier

  • Ernst Josef Fittkau
Article

Chironomus strenzkei n. sp. (Chironomidae, Dipt.), a new experimental animal

Abstract

A new amazon Chironomus has been described. It is easily reared in laboratories in shallow containers because the adults swarm and mate near the substrate. At an optimum temperature for the larvae of about 30° C the whole life cycle from egg to adult occurs in 10 to 12 days.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernst Josef Fittkau
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für LimnologieAbteilung Tropenökologie und Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da AmazôniaManausBrasilien

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