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July 8, 1916


Author Affiliations

New Orleans Assistant Epidemiologist, United States Public Health Service

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(2):117. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.25910020001010

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Health officials, entomologists and others who may have occasion to collect mosquitoes in numbers for identification, dissection or experimental purposes will find this apparatus to have decided advantages over the means generally employed. The apparatus is the application of the principles of the fly trap to the capturing of mosquitoes.

The advantages of this means of collecting over the older methods of using test tubes, chloroform and cyanid killing tubes are: (1) rapidity in capturing; (2) absence of injury and rubbing of the specimens by having to close tube; (3) avoidance of wetting specimens with excess chloroform; (4) prevention of escape of insects when an attempt is made to catch more than one live mosquito in a tube (when live specimens are desired); (5) ability to capture mosquitoes on walls, ceilings and other places inaccessible when both hands are necessary to close the collecting tube; (6) relief from necessity for

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