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dc.contributor.authorDaugherty, William Duaneen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:40:52Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:40:52Zen
dc.date.issued1974-05-05en
dc.identifier.otheretd-07212010-020051en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/43820en
dc.description.abstractPossible effects of steady low strength magnetic fields on insects were studied using the cabbage looper moth, Trichoplusia ni (Hubner). In the first tests, adult loopers were used to determine their locational preference in response to areas of stronger or weaker magnetic field ranging from slightly above the geomagnetic field strength to a strength of 120 gauss. In a second series of tests, looper eggs were continuously exposed to steady magnetic fields of various strengths ranging from 10 to 1850 gauss. In a third series of tests t individual adult loopers were exposed to a steady 500 gauss field for five minutes. Oxygen consumption was monitored to indicate the level of moth activity before, during, and after this exposure. Results of the tests conducted revealed no effect of low magnetic fields on moth locational preference, egg hatchability, or activity level.en
dc.format.extent64 leavesen
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 21996691en
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1974.D36.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1974.D36en
dc.subject.lcshCabbage looperen
dc.titleEffects of low intensity magnetic fields on cabbage loopersen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeechairPerumpral, John V.en
dc.contributor.committeememberEarp, Unis F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberEaton, John L.en
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dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-07212010-020051/en
dc.date.sdate2010-07-21en
dc.date.rdate2010-07-21en
dc.date.adate2010-07-21en


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