A bioassay for screening materials influencing feeding in the field slug Deroceras reticulatum (Müller) (Mollusca: Pulmonata)

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Clark, S. J., Dodds, C. J., Henderson, I. F. and Martin, A. P. 1997. A bioassay for screening materials influencing feeding in the field slug Deroceras reticulatum (Müller) (Mollusca: Pulmonata). Annals of Applied Biology. 130 (2), pp. 379-385.

AuthorsClark, S. J., Dodds, C. J., Henderson, I. F. and Martin, A. P.
Abstract

Test materials were incorporated in wheat flour pellets to measure their effect on slug feeding. The dry weights of individual pellets were measured before and after exposure for 24 h to starved slugs. The method gave consistent results, and can accommodate test materials with different physical properties. The phagostimulant effect of sucrose was confirmed. An extract of the herb tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) was the most effective antifeedant of the materials used at the concentrations tested. The method is compared with other published techniques.

KeywordsAgriculture, Multidisciplinary
Year of Publication1997
JournalAnnals of Applied Biology
Journal citation130 (2), pp. 379-385
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1111/j.1744-7348.1997.tb06841.x
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Funder project or code207
226
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ISSN00034746
PublisherWiley

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