An automatic volumetric spore trap

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Hirst, J. M. 1952. An automatic volumetric spore trap. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. 39 (2), pp. 257-&.

AuthorsHirst, J. M.

A suction trap has been made in which the spores entering a narrow orifice, directed into the wind, are impacted on a Vaseline-coated microscope slide moved across the orifice at 2 mm./hr. Estimates of spore content of the air can be made, with higher efficiency than by previous traps, at different times of day and thus be more closely correlated with variations in weather. Wind-tunnel tests with spores of Lycopodium clavatum showed maximal and minimal efficiencies of 93.8 and 62.4% respectively, with a suction rate of 10.0 1./min., in the range of wind speeds from 1.5 to 9.3 m./sec.

KeywordsRRES175; 175_Fungi; 175_Meteorology
Year of Publication1952
JournalAnnals of Applied Biology - AAB
Journal citation39 (2), pp. 257-&
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1111/j.1744-7348.1952.tb00904.x
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