Effects of sulfuric-nitric acid solutions on mortality and development of Aedes triseriatus larvae and pupae

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dc.contributor.advisor Siewert, Horst F. en_US
dc.contributor.author Fadely, Keith R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:33:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:33:10Z
dc.date.created 1982 en_US
dc.date.issued 1982
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1982 .F32 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/182511
dc.description.abstract Larvae of Ae. triseriatus mosquitoes were collected from treeholes on the Ball State University campus. These insects were raised to adulthood under laboratory conditions. Newly hatched larvae were raised in deionized water. One hundred twenty-five of instar 1 mosquitoes (group A) were placed into separate baby food jars containing deionized water. These jars were separated into five groups. The pH of the water in each group was adjusted to 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 with a 70% to 30% sulfuric-nitric acid solution. Subsequent groups consisting of instar 2, 3 and 4 larvae and pupae (groups B, C, D and E respectively) were exposed to the same experimental treatment as that of group A. The effects of each of these pH levels on mortality and development was observed until the insects reached maturity or died.Larvae in water of pH 3 experienced a higher percentage of mortality than mosquitoes exposed to less acidic solutions. A decrease in mortality with age was observed. Mortality of insects in group A was greater than that of any other group. Mosquitoes in group D experienced the lowest mortality.Variations of developmental time for mosquitoes in pH 3 were probably due to high mortality. Developmental time was similar for all groups. Slight variations between these groups may have been due to natural fluctuations in development. The total average developmental time for Ae. triseriatus mosquitoes of this study was 11.12 days.
dc.format.extent iv, 33 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aedes triseriatus. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mosquitoes -- Larvae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pupae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Acid rain -- Environmental aspects. en_US
dc.title Effects of sulfuric-nitric acid solutions on mortality and development of Aedes triseriatus larvae and pupae en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/392946 en_US

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