Time Since Death Definition by Experimental Reproduction of Lucilia Sericata Cycles in Growth Cabinet

    Volume 34, Issue 2 (March 1989)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Dell'Erba, A
    Researcher, director, and resident, Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Bari, Bari,

    Altamura, BM
    Director, Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Trieste, Trieste,

    Introna, F
    Researcher, director, and resident, Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Bari, Bari,

    Dattoli, V
    Researcher, director, and resident, Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Bari, Bari,

    (Received 25 March 1988; accepted 1 July 1988)

    Abstract

    Ten life cycles of Lucilia sericata (Megnin), reared in the field with continuous registration of temperature, humidity, and luminosity, have been compared to parallel life cycles reared in a growth cabinet. Thanks to this apparatus, constructed according to the directions of the authors, it is possible to change at will some fundamental microclimatic parameters such as lighting, temperature, and humidity to reproduce, with a single programming, the environmental conditions recorded in the field. Our results showed that, statistically, there is no difference between life cycles reared in the field and those reared in the laboratory in artificial field-like conditions.


    Paper ID: JFS12661J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12661J

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