Pest Test Issue 49: February & March 2017

Read through our articles on on Laser guidance (pages 12 & 13), A lure to take the biscuit (pages 15 to 17) and Searching for the unseen (page 19)and answer these questions:

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1: What does LASER stand for?
Light Amplification by the Simulated Emission of Radiation Light Associated with the Stimulated Emission of Radiation
Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation Light Amplification by the Stimulated Erosion of Radiation
2: The complete Agrilaser product range has been reclassified as?
Laser class 1 Laser class 3b
Laser class 2m Laser class 3r
3: What is the common name for Stegobium paniceum in much of the world?
Drugstore beetle Dry dough beetle
Biscuit beetle Powder beetle
4: Why have companies found it difficult to synthesise Stegobinone in commercial quantities?
They haven’t tried because the market is too small The pheromone mutates and changes every year
Symbiotic yeasts have interfered with the process It has a very complex structure
5: What is the main difference between Stegobium paniceum and Anobium punctatum?
Only the larvae of Stegobium are segmented Stegobium larvae only tunnel in dry stored products
Only the larvae of Stegobium have three pairs of legs Stegobium larvae only tunnel in wood
6: What change in insect respiration and activity does Dave Mueller tells us occurs for every 10°C increase in temperature?
None at all A tripling
A doubling A quadrupling



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