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Introduction Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer), popularly known as "cascarudo" [thick-shelled beetle] (Rohde et al., 2006), belongs to the phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta, order Coleoptera and Family Tenebrionidae (Paiva, 2000). It is a pest of stored grain that has adapted to poultry houses (Vaughan et al., 1984; Arends, 1987; Mac Allister et al., 1995). It affects poultry facilities by producing ...
Discussion created on July 14, 2018
I am professor at Western Paraná State University (Unioeste, Cascavel, PR, Brazil). I would like to talk about alternative control of the lesser meal worm and the poultry red mite, mainly with biocontrol agents and mineral dusts.
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Participation in Forum on June 7, 2018
Richard Yes! We have been tested some vegetal extracts and essential oil against Dermanyssus. On last march, a dissertation about it was concluded. Soon we are publishing. But, at moment these studies are on lab level. Not in field conditions.We have evaluated in poultry layer, fungi and diatomaceous earthThank you!Luis Alvesluis.alves@unioeste.br
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Article published the June 7, 2018
Modern poultry farming is characterized by the confinement of large numbers of birds in controlled environments, ensuring adequate conditions for the development of the birds. However, this environment is also favorable for the development of insects such as the lesser mealworm (Alphitobius diaperinus Panzer 1797) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). This insect is found worldwide, inhabiting poultry ...
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Introduction Brazilian egg production is based on intensive farming systems, which ensure greater yield in a smaller physical space. However, it favors the development of arthropod pests, such as the red mite Dermanyssus gallinae (De Geer) (Acari, Dermanyssidae). This mite feeds on poultry, causing weight loss, reduced egg production, blood spoliation anemia and, in more severe cases, death. ...
Article published the May 29, 2018
Introduction Brazilian egg production is based on intensive farming systems, which ensure greater yield in a smaller physical space. However, it favors the development of arthropod pests, such as the red mite Dermanyssus gallinae (De Geer) (Acari, Dermanyssidae). This mite feeds on poultry, causing weight loss, reduced egg production, blood spoliation anemia and, in more severe cases, death. ...
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Participation in Forum on May 4, 2018
I have been working with entomopathogenic fungi since 1988. I have never see negative results with this microrganisms. According to Zimmermann (2007): “Based on the present knowledge it is concluded that Beauveria species are considered to be safe.” ZIMMERMANN, G.. Review on safety of the entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana and Beauveria brongniartii. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 200 ...
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Participation in Forum on May 4, 2018
The fungus has direct impact in the lesser mealworm population reduction. It acts on both resistant and non-insecticide resistant insects. So, it is an alternative to restore the activity of chemical molecules. We believe it is a great tool for the management of insecticide resistance in the population of the lesser mealworm.
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Article published the May 3, 2018
Introduction The lesser mealworm Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) is a ubiquitous and significant insect pest in commercial poultry house litter. The young chicks ingest larval and adult of the lesser mealworms, which negatively affects their performance and behavior, and causes gastrointestinal lesions (Despins & Axtel, 1995; Japp, 2008). The insect plays a potenti ...
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Participation in Forum on September 14, 2017
Thank you. I know it. But my expertise is on entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana against the lesser meal worm and red poultry mite. Also, I have been working on diatomaceous earth agaisnt boty pest.
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