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Henderson, I. F., Martin, A. P. and Perry, J. N. 1992. Improving slug baits: the effects of some phagostimulants and molluscicides on ingestion by the slug, Deroceras reticulatum (Muller) (Pulmonata: Limacidae). Annals of Applied Biology. 121 (2), pp. 423-430.
|Authors||Henderson, I. F., Martin, A. P. and Perry, J. N.|
The effects of seven potential phagostimulants and of four molluscicidal compounds on feeding were examined by confining slugs with agar gels containing the chemicals in varying concentrations. Sugars generally increased the amount of gel ingested; sucrose more than glucose, lactose and fructose. Feeding increased with increasing sucrose concentration to a maximum and then fell progressively: the optimum concentration lay between 2.5% and 5%. The sweeteners saccharin and aspartame at concentrations up to 2.5 % did not increase feeding. Addition of the molluscicides metaldehyde, methiocarb and ferric acetylacetonate to gels containing 2.5% sucrose progressively reduced feeding at concentrations of 0.001% and above. Metaldehyde reduced ingestion more than methiocarb and ferric acetylacetonate was intermediate. The molluscicidal herbicide Ioxynil deterred feeding completely at concentrations of 0.001%. The implications for slug bait development are discussed.
|Year of Publication||1992|
|Journal||Annals of Applied Biology|
|Journal citation||121 (2), pp. 423-430|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1111/j.1744-7348.1992.tb03454.x|
|Open access||Published as non-open access|
|Funder project or code||101|
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