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Title: A cylindrical, collapsible, and economical field cage for mosquito research.

Author
item Cooperband, Miriam
item Clark, Gary
item Spears, Brian
item Allan, Sandra - Sandy

Submitted to: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/5/2007
Publication Date: 9/1/2007
Citation: Cooperband, M.F., Clark, G.G., Spears, B.M., Allan, S.A. 2007. A cylindrical, collapsible, and economical field cage for mosquito research.. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 23(4) p. 484-487.

Interpretive Summary: A new cage was designed to study caged mosquitoes in ULV (ultra low-volume) insecticide spray studies in the field. Insecticide droplets may enter the cage from any direction because all surfaces are mesh. Cages can be collapsed in seconds, and reassembly is quick and simple. A 26-cm diameter cage can be constructed for less than six U.S. dollars.

Technical Abstract: None.