Title

A simple, inexpensive artificial stream for rearing Ephemeroptera from sandy substrates

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-18-2016

Abstract

We describe a simple, inexpensive artificial stream to rear mayflies from sandy bottom streams. It consisted of a 151 L tub containing sand and water from a local stream. A small submersible pump circulated the water and netting was placed over the tub to collect adults. The stream was operated in a heated greenhouse. This artificial stream was remarkably productive. We collected over 2100 adult mayflies representing 6 genera along with several Trichoptera and Diptera adults. This stream was productive for 55 weeks with minimal maintenance.

Publication Title

Zoosymposia

Volume

11

First Page

164

Last Page

167

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zoosymposia.11.1.17

Comments

Zoosymposia 11. http://www.mapress.com/j/zs/

ISSN 1178-9905 (print edition)

ISSN 1178-9913 (online edition)