Term of Award
Master of Science in Biology
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
Department of Biology
James H. Oliver, Jr.
Committee Member 1
John E. George
Committee Member 2
This study demonstrates the presence of aggregation pheromones in Deimanyssus gallinae (DeGeer) (Acari: Dermanyssidae), the common chicken mite, and gives evidence of possible sex attractants also being produced. Included are studies of thigmotactic clumping stimuli which exist in addition to the chemical communication system. The effects of known acarine and insect pheromones such as 2,6-dichlorophenol (Berger 1972), farnesol (Regev and Cone 1975), nerolidol, and geraniol (Regev and Cone 1976) were also tested for attractiveness to D. gallinae, and no significant attractions to the various pheromones were demonstrated.
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Entrekin, Deborah L., "Pheromone Studies of the Chicken Mite, Dermanyssus gallinae (Degeer) (Acari: Dermanyssidae)" (1979). Legacy ETDs. 1033.