Physico-chemical characteristics of aedes (diptera: culicidae) mosquito in domestic breeding containers / Muhammad Syahidin Sulaiman

Sulaiman, Muhammad Syahidin (2017) Physico-chemical characteristics of aedes (diptera: culicidae) mosquito in domestic breeding containers / Muhammad Syahidin Sulaiman. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Introduction: Physico-chemical characteristics of the breeding water containers plays a major role in determining the preference and efficiency of the breeding containers. Objective: The objective of the study was to analyze the physico-chemical parameters of the Aedes container habitat and larval productivity of the container in and around Puncak Alam, Selangor. Methodology: In this study, colonize containers and uncolonize containers are randomly obtained on site and have been classed into containers identity (CID). In-situ and ex-situ measurement was done to find the physical and chemical properties of the water using appropriate equipments. The parameter tested are pH, temperature, turbidity, magnesium, calcium, nitrate and phosphate concentration. Result: It is found that there are no significant difference between colonize containers and uncolonize containers. An independent t-test was used to compare the physico-chemical characteristics between the colonize containers and uncolonize containers. However, in terms of containers efficiency, rubber material based containers have shown the most promising result to serve as a breeding container compare to other type of containers. Conclusion: The outcome of this study shows that physico-chemical characteristics does not influence the ovipositioning of the Aedes mosquito thus proving that all containers containing water have the potential in becoming a breeding site for the Aedes mosquito.


Item Type: Student Project
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Sulaiman, Muhammad Syahidin
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Che Dom, Nazri
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > Invertebrates > Arthropoda > Insects > Diptera (Flies) > Culicidae (Mosquitoes)
R Medicine > RC Internal Medicine > Infectious and parasitic diseases
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Programme: Bachelor in Environmental Health and Safety
Keywords: Aedes, physico-chemical, colonize, uncolonize, container, CID
Date: July 2017
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