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Submit your questions on: Rearing of parasitoids and predators for FAW Control

The ASEAN FAW Action Plan Biocontrol Technical Workshop Series is presenting Session 2: Rearing of parasitoids and predators for FAW Control. 

Speakers will include:

  • Dr Rangaswamy (Muni) Muniappan from IPM Innovation Lab (convenor).
  • Dr. Tadele Tefera : Rearing of the parasitoid, Trichogramma spp.
  • Dr. Malick Ba: Rearing of the parasitoids, Telenomus remus and Habrobracon hebetor.
  • Dr. Zhang Lisheng: Rearing of the pentatomid predator, Arma chinensis.

Please post any questions you might have for this session in the comments below and we will present them in the workshop to be held on January 14, 2020 | 10:00 SGT (GMT+8).

Register for the workshop here – http://bit.ly/biocontrol2

If you missed our first workshop with Dr Marc Kenis (CABI) you can watch the session here: Field collection and identification of FAW parasitoids and predators

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Samuel Mensah
Samuel Mensah (@samuel-adjei-mensah)
1 year ago

FAW Predator rearing requires many FAW larvae for feeding. What are other measures used for rearing FAW for predator feeding and are there supplementary diets for predator feeding?

1 year ago

We always talk about mass production and rearing of egg parasitoids but nothing have peen pointed when the parasitoids are released in field and in which FAW larval stage.
What is the cost for parasitoids augmentation for each hectare?

James Cullum
James Cullum (@jcullum)
1 year ago

Reposting a previous question from  Lakpo Agboyi

From Brazilian publications we know that Telenomus remus can be reared in the factitious host Corcyra cephalonica. But did somebody confirm the acceptance of C. cephalonica by T. remus as alternative host in Africa or Asia? Is there any advance in T. remus rearing on other stored product moth’s eggs in Africa/Asia?

Link to question – https://faw.researchcollaborationportal.org/discussion-topics/from-brazilian-publications-we-know-that-telenomus-remus-can-be-reared-in-the-factitious-host-corcyra-cephalonica-but-did-somebody-confirm-the-acceptance-of-c-cephalonica-by-t-remus-as-alternative/

Last edited 1 year ago by James Cullum
Léna Durocher-Granger
Reply to  James Cullum
1 year ago

This is my question as well! Which factitious host is the best for rearing egg parasitoids in Africa/Asia? As FAW is time consuming for rearing, it is not the best host for rearing Trichogramma or Telenomus in rearing facilities.

James Cullum
James Cullum (@jcullum)
1 year ago

 Marília Corrêa de Melo  Pedro Holtz de Paula and  Alice dos Reis Fortes , you’ve previously posted about rearing FAW parasitoids and predators – do you have any questions that could be discussed in this workshop?

Yeray Sánchez Alonso
1 year ago

Hi. How long is the session 2? Thanks.

Claire Curry
Claire Curry (@clairecurry)
Reply to  Yeray Sánchez Alonso
1 year ago

The first session was 1hr30 and I think the second will be a similar length –  Alison Watson will be able to confirm.

Claire Curry
Claire Curry (@clairecurry)
Reply to  Yeray Sánchez Alonso
1 year ago

 Yeray Sánchez Alonso The organiser has confirmed that the session will be 1hr45.

1 year ago

I have been working on FAW predators and I have sampled some predatory ants. Are there any known rearing procedures for ants in the bicontrol research?

Can one assist with any identification key for arthropod predators?  Samuel Mensah  James Cullum,  Claire Curry

Last edited 1 year ago by ITOHAN IDEMUDIA
Ali Heydari
Ali Heydari (@aliheydari)
1 year ago

From readiness to response to an incursion of FAW perspective, what population of biological control agent/hectare would be required for a successful control of FAW? How it can be estimated according to sclae and location’s climate of incursion?