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Can Diatomaceous Earth Change Life-History Traits in Musca domestica L.

Diatomaceous Earth-Induced Changes in the Life-History Traits in Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae)

ABSTRACT

The present investigation was split into the following five experiments:

Experiment One: Using doses of 0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 mg/l00ml diatomaceous earth (DE) in the larval food medium, a mean LC50 of 0.66mg/l00ml was determined for the 31instar larvae of M domestica. Experiment Two: Here the time-course mortalities of the 3rd-instar larvae were evaluated, wh
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