Olfactometer and trap for evaluating attractants for the mediterranean fruit fly,Ceratitis capitata
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An olfactometer for laboratory evaluation of Mediterranean fruit fly [Ceratitis capitata (Wied.)] attractants is described. The olfactometer cage with horizontally rotating wheel on which to suspend traps, is basically a smaller version of that described by Gow in 1954. The trap design prevents direct contact of trapped flies with the experimental attractant, provides for their survival, and allows for their reuse in subsequent tests. One or more attractants can be tested simultaneously using flies of known age, sex and physiological condition.
Key WordsOlfactometer trap attractants Mediterranean fruit fly
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