Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part A (2017)
Fluorescent marked mosquito offer a method for tracking and study mosquito behaviour
Fig. 1: Culex
mosquito marked/labelled with fluorescent dyes through adult diet. (A) Marked with Fluorescein producing green fluorescent colour (B) Marked with Rhodamin dye producing red colour after illuminating with blue-black light. (C) Marked mosquitoes tested in bottle assay.
Mosquito feeding rates over time on Rhodamine and Fluorescein dye mixed sugar solution
Mosquito affinity towards marking diets. The mosquito has a preference towards Rhodamin mixed sugar diet over Fluorescein.
Mosquito survival after feeding to fluorescent dye mixed diets.