A high-efficiency collection device for quantifying sex pheromone volatilized from female glands and synthetic sources

Thomas Charles Baker, L. K. Gaston, M. Mistrot Pope, L. P.S. Kuenen, R. S. Vetter

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Abstract

A high-efficiency collection device for sex pheromones volatized from forcibly extruded female glands is described. Filtered nitrogen gas is the carrier and glass wool the adsorbent. Small quantities of distilled carbon disulfide are used to rinse the glass wool. Recovery efficiency of synthetic compounds was usually 90-100%, and a mean of 2.4 ± 0.65 SD ng/min of (Z)-7-dodecenyl acetate was recovered in emissions from individual Trichoplusia ni (Hubner) glands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)961-968
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemical Ecology
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biochemistry

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