Markova T.O., Maslov M.V., Repsh N.V. 2018. [Modifications of rearing cages for insect research] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.17. No.5: 345–348 [in Russian, with English summary].
Far Eastern Federal University, School of Education, Nekrasova Str. 35, Ussuriisk 692500 Russia.
Federal Research Center of Biodiversity of terrestrial biota East Asia, Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pr. 100-letiya Vladivostoka 159, Vladivostok 690022 Russia.
ABSTRACT. Modifications of rearing cages are presented, differing from those in the literature with the presence of a zipper and the possibility of easy and quick access to objects (stationary rearing cage in natural conditions, portable rearing cages for observation in natural conditions, laboratory conditions and transportation of insects, mini-rearing cage directly on the plant). The use of the proposed modifications of rearing cages will allow for short-term and long-term studies in conditions of sufficient ventilation, prevention of soil wetting, molding and souring of forage plants. The advantage of using a zipper in rearing cages is the ability to access and make contact observations without disturbing or hurting objects. The advantage of stationary rearing cages is the possibility of prolonged (including all-season) habitation of insects in conditions as close as possible to the natural environment, while preserving the influence of all atmospheric conditions on the objects.
KEY WORDS: Heteroptera, Coreidae, Molipteryx fuliginosa, the Russian Far East, modifications of rearing cages, content of insects, ecology.