Bombyx Mori Test – One of the newest tests performed at IES is the acute toxicity study with the larvae of the silkworm Bombyx Mori.
This unique mortality test is required for registration purposes in China. As part of the preparation for this study type, we have been breeding these moths in our labs. These tests are vital for the registration of plant protection products in China, as well as on the South East Asia market according to the ICAMA 2014 guidelines.
This is an exciting study, and the moths are very unique creatures in both larval and adult stages. If you are interested in finding out more about our Bombyx Mori studies, you can get in touch with us through our ‘Contact Us’ form, or directly through our email channels.
OECD Homing Flight Ring–Test – Preparing for the future of field studies.
In 2015 and 2016 IES participated in OECD homing flight ring-tests, using state of the art technology to track the flight activity of full sized honey bee colonies in field studies. During these ring-tests, adult honey bee foragers were tagged with RFID chips and subsequently treated with a neonicotinoid test item. Foragers were released at the field site and the homing success of the bees was observed.
By participating in these test, we aim to expand upon our current level of scientific knowledge and be better prepared for future tailor made field study designs. If you are interested in finding out more about our range of bee field studies, you can get in touch with us through our ‘Contact Us’ form, or directly through our email channels.