Tribolium: herbarium infestation

Michael Chamberland chamb at U.ARIZONA.EDU
Mon Jun 5 14:18:39 CDT 2000

Regarding Tribolium, we have discovered several herbarium cabinets in the
fungus collection at ARIZ have been infested.  The insects have been
identified as Tribolium confusum.  They are infesting some cabinets
containing relatively fresh unprocessed wood-rotting fungi, and may have
arrived with this material.  We'd like to be rid of the critters, and
wondered if anyone had experience with treatments we could administer
(freezing, cooking, fumigating) to the specimens and the cabinets.


Michael Chamberland
Assistant Curator
University of Arizona Herbarium (ARIZ)

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