A small scale rearing chamber that provides a continuous source of different life stages of Glyptotendipes barbipes Staeger for bioassay studies was developed. A modified glass aquarium containing a substrate of shredded paper hand towels and artificial medium was employed. The amount of protein fed to the larvae can be used to trigger peak emergence, oviposition, and the rate of maturation. Fifty-three egg masses were sampled and 68% were fertile. Ninety-five percent of these hatched and 85% emerged as adults.
Meier, Peter G. and Torres, Henry C.
"A Modified Method for Reading Midges (Diptera: Chironomidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 11
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol11/iss2/3