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An airflow olfactometer for measuring olfactory responses of hymenopterous parasitoids and other small insects

Vet, L.E.M. and Lenteren Van, J.C. and Heymans, M. and Meelis, E. (1983) An airflow olfactometer for measuring olfactory responses of hymenopterous parasitoids and other small insects. Physiological Entomology, 8, 97-106. ISSN 0307-6962.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.1983.tb00338.x

Abstract

A new type of airflow olfactometer is described, and results given of experiments using it to measure behavioural olfactory responses of hymenopterous parasitoids. Compared with Y-tube olfactometers it shows several advantages. In its exposure chamber four separate abutting odour fields are presented so that the test insect can readily enter and re-enter them. More than one odour (or different concentrations of one odour) can be tested at the same time, thereby providing complex preference test situations. The various behavioural measures that can be assessed in the apparatus are examined and discussed

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)
ID Code:19
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