An airflow olfactometer for measuring olfactory responses of hymenopterous parasitoids and other small insects

L.E.M. Vet, J.C. Van Lenteren, M. Heymans, E. Meelis

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Abstract

A new type of airflow olfactometer is described, and results given of experiments using it to measure behavioural olfactory responses of hymenopterous parasitoids. Compared with Y-tube olfactometers it shows several advantages. In its exposure chamber four separate abutting odour fields are presented so that the test insect can readily enter and re-enter them. More than one odour (or different concentrations of one odour) can be tested at the same time, thereby providing complex preference test situations. The various behavioural measures that can be assessed in the apparatus are examined and discussed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-106
JournalPhysiological Entomology
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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    van der Heijden, M.

    01/01/1980 → …

    Project: Research

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