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Main Title Insect interlaboratory toxicity test comparison study for the chironomid (Paratanytarsus sp.) procedure /
Author Lemke, Armond E. ; Lemke, A. E. ; Anderson, R. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Anderson, Richard L.
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory ; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/3-84-054;
Stock Number PB84-180025
OCLC Number 57558049
Subjects Chironomidae ; Water--Pollution--United States--Measurement ; Water--Pollution--Measurement
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Insects ; Test methods ; Evaluation ; Paratanytarsus ; Chironomids ; Phenol/trichloro ; Acenaphthene
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCD  EPA-600/3-84-054 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/17/2018
ELDD  EPA-600/3-84-054 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 07/01/2010
ESAD  EPA 600-3-84-054 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/27/2005
NTIS  PB84-180025 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ii, 15 pages ; 28 cm
A test method guideline for the chironomid Paratanytarsus sp. was evaluated. Six laboratories participated in the interlaboratory comparison study. Three items were compared, including start-up and maintenance of a rearing colony, a 48 hr acute test, and a 28 day life history chronic. All participating laboratories were able to start and maintain the rearing colonies. Chemicals used for testing were trichlorophenol and acenaphthene. Forty out of an expected total of 48 test results were reported. The 17% failure rate appeared to be related to the volatility of the chemical in the acute tests and to an unexplained test water problem at specific laboratories in the chronic tests. All participants recommended the preparation of a set of forms for recording data and training rather than more detail in the guidelines would improve testing efficiency.
"March 1984." "EPA-600/3-84-054."