The Effect of Temperature on the Consumption of Fat during Pupal Development in Glossina.

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1958
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Bursell E.
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The larva of the tsetse fly is nourished by a maternal secretion rich in lipoid (Hoffmann, 1954) and at the time of deposition it contains extensive reserves of chloroform-soluble substances, which will henceforth be referred to as fat. This fat constitutes the sole source of energy during pupal development (Bursell, 1958) and that which remains at the end of development makes up the greater proportion of the food reserves available to the fly prior to its first blood meal. It is clear that any factor which affects Mie amount of fat consumed during development will influence the length of life of the newly emerged fly and hence its chance of obtaining a blood-meal Temperature could be such a factor and, to estimate the magnitude of the effect, the fat content of newly emerged flies was determined following development at different temperatures.
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Bulletin, p. 583-598