Differences in conditions for collecting fertilized eggs in the laboratory among some Japanese chironomid species

  • Kawai K
  • Imabayashi H
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Abstract

Conditions of illumination and space required for mating and oviposition were listed for 28 species of chironomids based on laboratory experiments. Among these, eight species involving Cricotopus sylvestris and Propsilocerus akamusi were stenogamous, and fertillized egg masses were easily obtained in a small container (

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Authors

  • Koichiro Kawai

  • Hiromichi Imabayashi

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