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Table 1 Cage specifications of the three tested cages

From: Establishment of a medium-scale mosquito facility: tests on mass production cages for Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)

Cage L × W × H (cm) Volume (cm3) Original DRS (cm2) Increased DRS (cm2) Final DRS (cm2)
Big cage A 90 × 30 × 30 81,000 7200 3600a 10,800
Big cage B-1 90 × 30 × 50 135,000 12,000 6000b 18,000
Big cage B-2 90 × 50 × 30 135,000 8400 9600c 18,000
  1. aAdded two pieces of (15 × 60 cm) nets inside the cage to increase the DRS
  2. bAdded two pieces of (25 × 60 cm) nets inside the cage to increase the DRS
  3. cAdded four pieces of (20 × 60 cm) nets inside the cage to increase the DRS
  4. Abbreviations: L length, W width, H height, DRS density-resting surface