Excerpt: Interest in soil biology has been prompted by recent investigations into the action of insecticides on plants and animals. Observations in the field must be supplemented by laboratory investigations conducted under controlled conditions. Consequently, it becomes necessary to rear and handle soil animals under artificial situations for bio-assay and life cycle studies. When large numbers of individuals are required, special problems in maintenance and manipulation arise. Relatively inexpensive and simple methods for such projects are essential and this paper describes some of those techniques which we have found expedient.
Snider, Richard J.; Shaddy, James H.; and Butcher, James W.
"Culture Techniques for Rearing Soil Anthropods,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 1
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol1/iss10/2