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Terrestrial ecotoxicology

OECD 245

10-Day feeding test

Test design
Test species Apis mellifera
Life stage Newly emerged adult worker bees
Route of exposure Daily repeated ingestion
Endpoints Mortality
Test duration 10 days
Test unit 0.6L plastic boxes
Test concentrations 5
Replicates 3
Specimens 10 bees per replicate
Temperature 33°C+/-2°C
Light Darkness
Substrate None
Treatment application 50% sucrose solution containing the test chemical provided ad libitum

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