Protocol for mosquito rearing (A. gambiae)

Suchismita Das, Lindsey Garver, George Dimopoulos

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This protocol describes mosquito rearing in the insectary. The insectary rooms are maintained at 28°C and ∼80% humidity, with a 12 hr. day/night cycle. For this procedure, you'll need mosquito cages, 10% sterile sucrose solution, paper towels, beaker, whatman filter paper, glass feeders, human blood and serum, water bath, parafilm, distilled water, clean plastic trays, mosquito food (described below), mosquito net to cover the trays, vacuum, and a collection chamber to collect adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere221
JournalJournal of Visualized Experiments
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jun 2007


  • Cellular biology
  • Infectious disease
  • Issue 5
  • Malaria
  • Mosquito

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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