Larval Mosquito Resistance Testing Video Released
PacVec has released a video providing an overview of resistance testing for larval mosquitoes. The video discusses the rationale for monitoring resistance in mosquitoes, an overview of dose responses and how the dose response changes as resistance to larvicides evolves in a mosquito population, the different types of larval mosquito control agents, the supplies needed for carrying out bioassays, bioassay set-up and making stock solutions of control agents, and interpreting the bioassay results.
Click here for supplementary materials such as:
– Hard copies of the tables in the video
– Figures in the video
– Summative assessments of some of the content
– Examples of a datasheet and probit paper
– Additional information
Focuses on testing for resistance in larval mosquitoes to bacterial larvicides, spinosad, and s-methoprene.
Methoprene Test and Results
Sphaericus Test and Results
Spinosad Testing and Results
BTI Testing and Results
CDC Bottle Bioassay
For more information, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/education_training/lab/bottlebioassay.html