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The Remains of Cattle Slaughtered in the Open Fields Provided the Growth Medium for the Myiasis Fly
1 Niğde Üniversitesi, Bor Meslek Yüksek Okulu, Niğde, Ankara Üniversitesi,Veteriner Fakültesi  
2 Niğde Üniversitesi, Bor Meslek Yüksek Okulu, Niğde, Ankara Üniversitesi,Veteriner Fakültesi Genetik Anabilim Dalı  
3 Niğde Üniversitesi, Bor Meslek Yüksek Okulu, Niğde, Ankara Üniversitesi Protozooloji ve Entomoloji Bilim Dalı, Dışkapı, Ankara  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2005; 29: 271-274

Key Words: Calliphora vicina, Muscina stabulans, myiasis flies, cattle
Abstract

This study has been carried out to show that myiasis flies can grow on the carelessly discarded remains of slaughtered cattle. For this purpose, 11 larvae that were found on a piece of cattle remains that weighed 250 grams was put into 70% alcohol for identification; and the remaining 20 larvae were put into a pot containing sand on the bottom. The pot was covered with a piece of cloth in order to let them complete their growth. Later the pot was put outside so that the larvae could develop under natural conditions and daily growth of the larvae was determined. Pupas were produced by the larvae after 21 days and adult flies, after 28 days. With the help of identification keys, it was determined that out of the eleven larvae that were initially put into 70% alcohol, 5 larvae were third period Calliphora vicina and 3 larvae, second period. The remaining 3 larvae were third period Muscina stabulans. All of the 18 flies that developed from the 20 larvae in the covered pot outside were C. vicina. 

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