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Comparative studies on the growth and reproductive performances of Rhodnius prolixus reared on different blood sources



Comparative studies on the growth and reproductive performances of Rhodnius prolixus reared on different blood sources



Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 85(3): 299-304



Host blood source was found to affect both the development and the reproductive performance of R. prolixus. The insects were reared on citrated human, rabbit, chicken, sheep and horse blood, through a membrane feeder, during an entire life cycle, from eggs to adults. Development and reproduction in terms of the number of unfed insects, numbers moulting, mortality, intermoulting period, number of eggs/female, conversion of blood into egg (mg meal/egg) and percentage hatch were investigated.

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