A Promising Method for Rearing Glossina Austeni (New St.) On A Small Scale, Based On the Use of Rabbits' Ears for Feeding

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1966
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Nash,T.A.M
Boyle,J.A.
Jordan,A.M.
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The idea that rabbits' ears could be used for feeding tsetse came from one of us (J.A.B.) who had become conversant with this method of feeding mosquitoes at the Royal Army Medical College, Millbank. Our preliminary results were outstandingly good: for the first time we approached the full reproductive potential of G. austeni, and reared an insect that did not seem physically inferior to that found in nature. We are now completing the development of a technique which should enable the worker on trypanosomiasis to keep his own small tsetse colony for transmission experiments; our preliminary findings may be of interest.
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Journal Of Tropical Medicine And Hygiene, 13 (No 2), p. 183-188
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