Population development of the symphylan, Scutigerella immaculata
(Newport), was studied in laboratory cultures. Also symphylan
injury to greenhouse plants was investigated. Plastic polyethylene
containers partly filled with damp ground hemlock bark were used to
culture symphylan in the laboratory. Fresh lettuce food was supplied
to the cultures weekly.
A study was conducted of the response of the garden symphylan,
Scutigerella immaculata (Newport), to naturally occurring chemicals.
Results of olfactometer studies with plant odors were inconclusive
because air currents in one olfactometer and the shape of another had
undesirable effects on symphylan behavior.
Non-random distributions of symphylans in chambers...