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International Journal of Tropical Insect Science

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 357–362 | Cite as

A General Purpose Laboratory Diet Mixture for Rearing Insects Une Nourriture

  • Pritam Singh
Article

Abstract

The composition and preparation of a general purpose artificial diet for rearing insects is described. Forty-one species were reared for one generation or more, and 56 species were partially reared or maintained on this diet. The advantages and applications of using a single diet for multiple-species rearing are described.

The diet is economical (NZ $2.37 per kg) for general laboratory rearing. In freeze-dried form it can be used for bioassays of pathogens, pesticides, insect growth regulators, plant resistant chemicals and other toxins, and has a potential market in the development of insect rearing kitsets for educational purposes.

Key Words

Artificial diet rearing insects 

Mélangée De Dessein Général Pour L’élevage Des Insectes Dans Le Laboratoire

Resumé

L’auteur rapport la composition et la préparation d’un milieu artificiel pour l’élevage de beaucoup des insectes. Quarante et un espèces ont pu être élevées pendant une ou plusieurs générations et ont été élevées partialement ou maintenues sur ce milieu. Les avantages et les applications d’employer un seul milieu pour l’élevage d’espèces multiple sont décrites. Le milieu est économique (FF 11.58 kg−1) pour l’élevage général dans le laboratoire et il peut être accumulé pendant plus que deux années sous la forme lyophilisée.

Ce peut être employé à faire l’essai biologique des pathogènes, des insecticides, des régulateurs de la croissance des insects, des chemiques plante-résistantes et des autres toxines, et il a un marché potentiel pour le développement des jeux de construction pour l’élevage des insectes dans les buts d’enseignement.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pritam Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Scientific and Industrial ResearchEntomology DivisionAucklandNew Zealand

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