oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - On rearing human body lice, Pediculus humanus humanus L.



The method descriptionbed by Gilbert (1964) for rearing human body lice, Pediculus humanus humanus L., may be summarized briefly as follows: Lice are kept on patches (4 sq cm) of black cotton corduroy cloth. The infested cloth is kept in special containers in cabinets at a constant temperature of 29 �O� 3�C and a relative humidity of 40�5 per cent. Rabbits are used as hosts: the whole ventral area of their bodies is closely shaved with an electric clipper.


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