Effect of carbamate molluscicide on African giant land snail Limicolaria Aurora

  • IE Ebenso Department of Animal Science, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
  • B Ita Department of Chemistry, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
  • EP Umoren Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture, Cross River University of Technology, Obubra Campus, Nigeria
  • M Ita Department of Crop Science, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
  • W Binang Department of Crop Science, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
  • G Edet Department of Animal Science, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
  • M Izah Department of Animal Science, University of Calabar, Calabar
  • IO Udo Department of Crop Science, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
  • G Ibanga Department of Crop Science, University of Uyo, Uyo
  • EE Ukpong Department of Forestry and Wildlife, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria

Abstract

The effect of 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500mg/ml of carbamate molluscicide on the behavioural and macroscopic changes of Limicolaria aurora were investigated in the laboratory using Carica papaya as bait for 120h. The data showed that 48h after dosing the organism with furadan, 60% mortality was recorded. Above 200mg/ml deters snails from feeding and becomes sub-lethal.

Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management Vol. 9(1) 2005: 99-102
Published
2005-09-19
Section
Articles

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