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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part A (2017)

Fluorescent marked mosquito offer a method for tracking and study mosquito behaviour

<em>Culex</em> 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.
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
Fig. 2: 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.
Fig. 3: 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.
Fig. 4: Mosquito survival after feeding to fluorescent dye mixed diets.
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