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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Chironomidae Toxicity Tests--Biological Background and Procedures.
Author Anderson., R. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/J-80-217;
Stock Number PB81-165326
Additional Subjects Bioassay ; Toxicology ; Life cycles ; Diptera ; Tests ; Invertebrates ; Aquatic biology ; Procedures ; Reprints ; Chironomidae ; Midges
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-165326 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 13p
Toxicity tests must be based on an understanding of the test animal's life cycle. The first section of this report describes the biological information needed to develop toxicity test procedures. The second section describes three categories of toxicity test systems - short-exposure, partial life-cycle, and life-cycle exposures. Each researcher has developed a procedure to solve a particular problem. Therefore, it is impossible to provide specific recommendations for a general toxicity test. In practice, anyone using chironomids should establish a clear experimental objective and then select the test species. The required biological information and test procedure can then be obtained from the literature or developed by experimentation.