Zar, Jerrold H., 1941-||Southern, William E.||Mathers, Carrol K.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Biological Sciences
Lice; DDT (Insecticide)
Woodlice, Tracheoniscus rathkei, fed 100 to 1,000 PPM DDT and its metabolites DDE and DDA, were found to have significantly reduced survival times when exposed to environmental stress in the form of low humidity or high temperature. Such sensitivity to stress could result in significantly lower population density during some months of the year. The increase in unconsolidated organic materials which could result if population density were reduced might affect the structure and function of the community and the ecosystem.
Horwitz, James, "The effect of sublethal doses of DDT, DDE and DDA, upon the ability of woodlouse Tracheoniscus Rathkei (Brandt) to withstand environmental stress" (1971). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5565.
Northern Illinois University
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