The multi-levels orthogonal design and relevant statistical analyses were employed insevaluating the effects of various factors including temperature, humidity, juiciness in media, larvae density and the diet regimen for adults, on the rearing of house fly, (Musca domestica L.) in laboratory at different developmental stages. Based on the theoretical optima obtained, with a consideration of practical experiences, a comprehensive condition, i.e. 25±1℃, 70±5% RH, 130ml water/100g larvae medium, and 600/100g medium of larvae density, has herewith been recommended for rearing larvae, and the commercial dry milk or bean-milk powder could be used as adult diet.
Chinese Journal of Vector Biology and Control
Factor Condition Rearing House fly