RE: mosquitos in water barrels
Mario from UC Davis forwarded this to me. The web research list I
used kicked up something else, a list of hexachloracyclohexanes which
included bt israelensis http://www.protector.pair.com/hch/trade.html. Go
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mario Moratorio [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2000 10:22 PM
> To: Honigman, Adam
> Subject: RE: [cg] mosquitos in water barrels
> Bacillus thuringiensis vr israelensis is the full name. It a bacteria
> when ingested by the insect, releases viral particles that multiply in the
> inner lining of insect gut, detroying it, and killing the insect.
> You are right, thou, HEXACHLOROCYCLOHEXANE is a pesticide,
> but IT IS NOT Bt israelinsis
> Bt israelinsis is a HEXACHLOROCYCLOHEXANE
> >Here is the ATSDR on this type of pesticide.
> >Your call.
> >Happy gardening,
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Guy Clark [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> >> Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2000 4:39 PM
> >> Cc: listserv cg
> >> Subject: Re: [cg] mosquitos in water barrels
> >> I believe there is a Bt that is specific to mosquitoes; if I remember
> >> correctly, it is Bt israelinsis. It works by targeting the larval form.
> >> It comes as little cakes that you can put in ponds, lagoons, &, I
> >> assume, barrels.
> >> Guy Clark
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