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Table 1 Carriers tested for their ability to spread spores and the composition of formulations tested

From: Development of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana formulations for control of malaria mosquito larvae

  Amount required to   
Carrier cover 441 cm 2 mix 10 mg of fungal
spores
Spore spreading Composition of formulations tested in bioassays
(fungal spores/carrier)
Wheat flour -- -- -- --
0.1% Tween 80 -- 4 ml causes spores to sink --
White pepper 30 mg 30 mg on the water surface 10 mg/30 mg
WaterSavr 130 mg 130 mg on the water surface 10 mg/130 mg
Ondina oil 917 100 μl 200 μl on the water surface 10 mg/200 μl
ShellSol T 100 μl 200 μl on the water surface 10 mg/200 μl
  1. The amount of each carrier required to cover a water surface area of 441 cm2, the amount required to form a consistent mixture with 10 mg of Metarhizium anisopliae spores, the ability of the carriers to spread the spores over the water surface and the composition of formulations with suitable carriers
  2. -- Not Tested or could not be determined