A preliminary study of the effect of constant temperature and humidities upon development of embryos of Carpocapsa pomonella (Linn.)
The Field of Investigation The work, as originally planned, was not intended to include investigation of the effect of humidity. There were two reasons for this; first, the apparatus used had been designed only with a view to the study of temperature relationships to the various life stages of the codling-moth; second, that the conclusions of earlier workers in this field (Glenn, 1922, and Shelford, 1927) indicated that humidity exercised a very limited effect upon development.
Table of Contents
List of tables -- List of plates -- List of charts -- Introduction -- Methods employed -- Temperature -- Humidity -- Inter-relationship of temperature and humidity -- Discussion of Glenn's conclusion that maximun tate of development occurs at a temperature of 88 degrees F. and that development is retarded by temperatures higher than this -- The developmental unit -- The developmental curve -- The velovity curve -- Conlusions -- Bibliography
Thesis (M.S.)-- University of Wichita, Dept. of Zoology