A Device for Sampling Aquatic Insects Associated with Carrion in Water

    Volume 40, Issue 3 (May 1995)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Vance, GM
    Laboratory Assistant, Predoctoral Research Associate, and Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    VanDyk, JK
    Laboratory Assistant, Predoctoral Research Associate, and Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    Rowley, WA
    Laboratory Assistant, Predoctoral Research Associate, and Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    Abstract

    A device that permits the sampling of aquatic insects associated with carcasses in water with minimal disturbance of the natural environment is described. A field study conducted in early summer documented strictly aquatic insects recovered from decaying pig carcasses in an Iowa freshwater lake using this sampling method. Forty carcasses of newborn pigs were placed in the devices and removed at two-day intervals to simulate a complete decomposition sequence. Twenty species of insects from twelve families in five orders were documented, along with water mites (Arachnida:Acari) and amphipods (Crustacea:Amphipoda).


    Paper ID: JFS13809J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13809J

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    Title A Device for Sampling Aquatic Insects Associated with Carrion in Water
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