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emergence pot

In a laboratory, a man stands by a cart and holds a clear cylindrical container with a lid, over a towel on the cart.

A new study by researchers in Florida finds that male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes live longer when irradiated as adults rather than pupae, an important advance in protocols for deploying the sterile insect technique to manage wild populations of disease-transmitting mosquitoes. Here, Steven Stenhouse of the Lee County (Florida) Mosquito Control District prepares to drain water from an emergence pot once all mosquitoes within have completely emerged.

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