Daglish, G.J. (2006) Survival and reproduction of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst), Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) and Sitophilus oryzae (L.) following periods of starvation. Journal of Stored Products Research, 42 (3). pp. 328-338.
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This study determined the starvation tolerance of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst), Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) and Sitophilus oryzae (L.) in terms of both adult survival and reproduction, the impact of starvation on reproduction not having been studied before. Experiments were conducted at 30°C and 55% or 70% r.h. using a laboratory strain and a field strain of each species. The number of progeny was a better indicator of the impact of starvation on a species than adult survival. Tribolium castaneum was the most tolerant species, requiring up to 35 d starvation before no progeny were produced. Rhyzopertha dominica and S. oryzae required up to 8 d starvation before no progeny were produced. The results suggest that hygiene will have a greater impact on populations of S. oryzae and R. dominica than T. castaneum.
|Corporate Creators:||Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), Agri-Science, Crop and Food Science , Plant Science|
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|Keywords:||Rhyzopertha dominica; Sitophilus oryzae; Starvation; Tribolium castaneum.|
|Subjects:||Science > Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects|
Science > Biology > Reproduction
|Deposited On:||22 Jan 2009 00:12|
|Last Modified:||27 Oct 2011 01:07|
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