Florida Entomologist (2015) 98, 991-993

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Sanford D. Porter, Steven M. Valles and Jenny M. Gavilanez-Slone (2015)
Long-term efficacy of two cricket and two liver diets for rearing laboratory fire ant colonies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Solenopsis invicta)
Florida Entomologist 98 (3), 991-993
Abstract: Fire ant colonies thrived on diets of sugar water and either raw beef liver or raw chicken liver for almost 8 mo, after which brood production ceased in half of these colonies. As expected, colonies did well on a diet of sugar water and domestic crickets. Unexpectedly, however, banded crickets were much less suitable than either liver or domestic crickets.
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Database assignments for author(s): Sanford D. Porter, Steven M. Valles

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
rearing/culturing/mass production

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Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Solenopsis invicta