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A Modern Twist on the 1oz. Rearing Cup

1oz plastic cups have been utilized for many years as a convenient container for rearing insects, particularly Lepidopteran spp.  Their advantages include discrete specimen compartmentalization and containment, adaptability to multiple applications including insect propagation, bioassays, and in-vivo production of biological control products. The cups are an ideal size for insect development from neonate through pupation …

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Sterilized Corn Cob Grit – An Ideal Bulking Agent and Carrier in Insect Rearing Applications

Ground corn cob is used in many industrial applications, including blast media for the preparation of surfaces for refinishing, as a drying agent, an oil absorbent, and cleaner to name a few.  But did you know that its properties also make it an ideal material in many insect rearing applications? Insect rearing scientists have used …

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Frontier Scientific Services now offers a newly optimized diet for mass rearing Diamondback Moth (Plutella xyllostella)

Frontier Scientific Services is pleased to now offer a newly optimized insect diet for mass rearing Diamondback Moth specimens, Product #F9441B.  Features of the diet account for ease of use and adaptability to multiple bio-assay and rearing formats, including high density applications. The consistency of the diet is ideally formulated to maintain its integrity beneath …

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Frontier Scientific at the University of Delaware’s AG Day 2019

Frontier Scientific Services’ Agriculture Division is pleased to report its participation in the University of Delaware’s annual AG Day 2019. As residents of Newark, DE and with several of our team members being alumni of the University, we were excited about the opportunity to participate in a such a well-attended local event. Through our ongoing …

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Field Trial Artificial Infestation – Insect Pressure Assurance

Planning and executing a successful field trial is a large investment in time and resources requiring the effective coordination of multiple variables, many of which the trial coordinator has limited control over, such as weather or insect pressure of the targeted pest complex. Without sufficient plant damage, statistical differentiation of test treatments becomes difficult and …

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