Project

Improved larval rearing techniques for anopheles arabiensis larvae

Duration
01 December 2007 → 15 September 2011
Funding
Funding by bilateral agreement (private and foundations)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
Keywords
anopheles arabiensis larvae
 
Project description

A broad survey of potential larval feeds including live food organisms and microparticulate and microencapsulated products will be made. This will be based on successful feeding systems used with other aquatic organisms and commercially available products, before being extended to modified formulations. Selected feeds will then be further evaluated in larval rearing trials. In parallel a closed recirculation system for the rearing medium will be developed.