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Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 411–419 | Cite as

Olfactometer for assay of behavioral chemicals for the southern pine beetle,Dendroctonus frontalis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)

  • T. L. Payne
  • E. R. Hart
  • L. J. Edson
  • F. A. McCarty
  • P. M. Billings
  • J. E. Coster
Article

Abstract

A simple open-arena olfactometer to assay behavioral chemicals with pedestrian insects has been developed for the southern pine beetle. The olfactometer is constructed of Plexiglas and uses a single airstream. A feature of the olfactometer is the use of a clock-driven elution device that permits continuous release of liquid materials into the olfactometer airstream.

Key words

olfactometer assay aggregation pheromones Dendroctonus Scolytidae, bark beetles 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. L. Payne
    • 1
  • E. R. Hart
    • 1
  • L. J. Edson
    • 1
  • F. A. McCarty
    • 1
  • P. M. Billings
    • 1
  • J. E. Coster
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyThe Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Texas A&M UniversityCollege Station
  2. 2.School of ForestryStephen F. Austin State UniversityNacogdoches

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