Temperature Preference of Grylloblatta campodeiformis Walker


DURING the field season of 1956, I was able to collect a number of living Grylloblatta campodeiformis Walker, some of which I have maintained in the laboratory. The insects are held in individual plastic boxes almost filled with rotten wood and kept in a refrigerator at 4.5° C. After six months, six nymphs remain active and apparently in good condition. They are fed every two or three weeks on Drosophila larvæ, and water is added to keep the rotten wood very moist.

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HENSON, W. Temperature Preference of Grylloblatta campodeiformis Walker. Nature 179, 637 (1957) doi:10.1038/179637a0

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