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A Blood-Free Diet to Rear Anopheline Mosquitoes

A Blood-Free Diet to Rear Anopheline Mosquitoes

Article DOI: 10.3791/60144-v 08:40 min January 31st, 2020
January 31st, 2020



A protocol is presented for formulation of a blood-free artificial diet to feed Anopheles mosquitoes in captivity. This diet has a similar performance to vertebrate blood and triggers oogenesis and egg maturation and produces viable adult progeny.



Blood-free Diet Anopheline Mosquitoes Malaria Parasites Mosquito Breeding Blood Substitute Ethical Constraints Three R Policy Anti Plasmodium Molecules Anopheles Species Aedes Dengue Fever Zika Virus Yellow Fever Mosquito Rearing Temperature Humidity Light-dark Cycle Insectory Conditions Mating Mosquito Pupae
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