CONTACT: +91-9711224068
International Journal of Mosquito Research
  • Printed Journal
  • Indexed Journal
  • Refereed Journal
  • Peer Reviewed Journal
NAAS Rating: 4.81 NEW
International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part A (2018)

Evaluation of a new device for measuring the appropriate food quantity required for optimal developmental time, adult body size, and reduced mortality in insectary-reared Anopheles mosquitoes

Author(s): Siriporn Phasomkusolsil, Kanchana Pantuwatana, Jaruwan Tawong, Yossasin Kertmanee, Nantaporn Monkanna, Elizabeth W Wanja and Silas A Davidson
Abstract: As part of the rearing process for Anopheline mosquitoes, a new method for accurate delivery of food to mosquito larvae was evaluated by the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) Thailand. Larvae were fed using AFRIMS spoons or a standard salt shaker, and larval developmental time, mortality, adult size, and food remnants remaining in the larval rearing water were evaluated. The food quantity delivered by the spoons to Anopheles dirus and An. minums larvae (0.27, 0.18 g/day, respectively) was less than that from the salt shaker (2.20, 0.36 g/day, respectively). Larval development time was not affected by the different amounts of daily food. However, using the AFRIMS spoons lowered the overall mortality rates, produced larger females, reduced food remnant contamination of the rearing water, and improved mosquito production in the insectary. This food delivery method may be of benefit to other insectaries seeking to maximize their mosquito production.
Pages: 43-50  |  143 Views  17 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Siriporn Phasomkusolsil, Kanchana Pantuwatana, Jaruwan Tawong, Yossasin Kertmanee, Nantaporn Monkanna, Elizabeth W Wanja and Silas A Davidson. Evaluation of a new device for measuring the appropriate food quantity required for optimal developmental time, adult body size, and reduced mortality in insectary-reared Anopheles mosquitoes. 2018; 5(6): 43-50.
Call for book chapter
Journals List Click Here Research Journals Research Journals