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Table 1 Treatments with Beauveria bassiana against nymphs of Bufonacris claraziana carried out under laboratory conditions

From: Laboratory test of Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo-Crivelli) Vuillemin s.l. (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) baits for the biocontrol of the Toad grasshopper pest, Bufonacris claraziana (Saussure) (Orthoptera: Tristiridae)

Treatment I Treatment II Control
Two hundred grams of wheat bran were sprinkled with a suspension of 1 × 108 conidia/ml of Beauveria bassiana. This bait was mixed and then introduced into wire-screened aluminum cages housing 10 third instar Bufonacris claraziana nymphs Two hundred grams of wheat bran were sprinkled with a suspension of 1 × 108 conidia/ml of B. bassiana plus canola oil. This bait was mixed and then introduced into wire-screened aluminum cages housing 10 of 3rd-instar B. claraziana nymphs B. claraziana nymphs were fed on wheat bran mixed with canola oil, but without the addition of fungal inoculum