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Spray-dried bovine blood: an effective laboratory diet for Ctenocephalides felis felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae).
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PMID:  10337086     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Commercially available spray-dried protein sources were evaluated as replacement laboratory cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis felis (Bouché), larval diets for slaughterhouse-collected heat-dried blood. Percentage of adult emergence of fleas reared on adult flea feces (87.7%) and spray-dried bovine blood (79%) did not significantly differ, and yeast supplementation did not significantly increase adult emergence for spray-dried diets. However, yeast supplementation of heat-dried blood increased percentage adult emergence from 0 to 41.7%. Spray-dried bovine blood was found to be a satisfactory laboratory diet for cat flea larvae.
D L Richman; P G Koehler; R J Brenner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical entomology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0022-2585     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Entomol.     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-25     Completed Date:  1999-06-25     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375400     Medline TA:  J Med Entomol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  219-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville 32611, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fleas / growth & development*

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