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A Cage Colony of Anopheles gambiæ Giles

Nature volume 140, page 428 (04 September 1937) | Download Citation

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MATHIS1 has reported the successful rearing of A. gambiæ under laboratory conditions. He fed the adults on a guinea pig and found that mating occurred in quite small cages. For some years now I have made attempts to establish a laboratory colony of this species without any success. Great difficulty has always been experienced in getting caged adults to feed. The following animals have been tried: shaved guinea pigs, rabbits, goats and human beings. When feeding did take place, no fertilized eggs were recovered. Recently a further attempt has been made, and this has proved successful.

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  1. Malaria Research Station, (South African Institute for Medical Research), Eshowe, Zululand. August 6.

    • BOTHA DE MEILLON

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