An Apparatus to Facilitate the Feeding of Insects on Laboratory Animals

Ardzroony PackchanianDepartment of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, The School of Medicine, University of Texas, Galveston, Texas

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Summary

This new insect-feeding apparatus is especially helpful in maintaining an adequate supply of blood-sucking insects for scientific studies. It is used successfully by the writer in feeding several species of reduviid bugs (Trialoma) and yellow fever mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) on experimental animals. This apparatus is simple in construction, inexpensive, and useful in studying certain entomological problems and the transmission of various infectious diseases by insects.

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