Artificial Diet For Root Feeders

Dr. Nada Tomic-Carruthers USDA APHIS PPQ Center for Plant Health Science and Technology, Albany CA, educating WHS students and teachers about how to make and use the artificial diet.
Photos:  by Todd Breitenfeldt
Students Observing Nada's Talk 
Mixing Diet 
Placing Eggs On Diet 
Oviposition Set Up 
Tasting Diet!  
BLM Photos:  by Marilyn K. Krause
Insectary Photos
Mixing Diet Photos
Discussing Mass Rearing
Other photos

larva and pupa cut out of diet
Larva and pupa cut out of artificial diet where they have been developing. 
Photo by Todd Breitenfeldt, 5-05. HOME     Back to Biological Control