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Research: A novel experimental hut for the study of entrance and exit behaviour of endophilic malaria vectors

March 30, 2012 - 08:51 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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Author(s): 
J. Derek Charlwood, Ayubo Kampango
Reference: 
MWJ 2012, 3, 3
Article type: 
Research
Abstract: 

Experimental huts have played a long and illustrious role in the study of mosquito vectors of disease. Here we present a design of a novel, cheap, 12 sided, experimental hut based on the African roundhouse. The panels covering each side can open and act as a door and above each panel there is a shutter that can also open. This allows for a great combination of possible openings for the study of entry and exit behaviour of mosquitoes. Preliminary results describing the exit behaviour of Anopheles funestus when four of the panels were open are described.

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