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Harvesting Venom Toxins from Assassin Bugs and Other Heteropteran Insects
 

Harvesting Venom Toxins from Assassin Bugs and Other Heteropteran Insects

Article doi: 10.3791/57729
April 21st, 2018

Summary April 21st, 2018

Although many insects in the suborder Heteroptera (Insecta: Hemiptera) are venomous, their venom composition and the functions of their venom toxins are mostly unknown. This protocol describes methods to harvest heteropteran venoms for further characterization, using electrostimulation, harassment, and gland dissection.

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