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1 July 2003 A Simple Parafilm M-Based Method for Blood-Feeding Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)
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A simple device for blood-feeding Aedes (Stegomyia) mosquitoes is described. Parafilm M is stretched and pressed into fiberglass window screen to form a packet for holding warmed blood. The method has been used successfully to maintain Aedes albopictus colonies for >2 yr. In typical blood-feeding trials, 53 ± 0.8% (±SE) of Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) and 31 ± 6% of Ae. albopictus (Skuse) fed to repletion.

Michelle Tseng "A Simple Parafilm M-Based Method for Blood-Feeding Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)," Journal of Medical Entomology 40(4), 588-589, (1 July 2003). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585-40.4.588
Received: 30 September 2002; Accepted: 1 April 2003; Published: 1 July 2003
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