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Terrestrial ecotoxicology

OECD 246

Acute toxicity to bumblebees – Contact exposure

Test design
Test species Bombus terrestris
Life stage Adult workers
Route of exposure Contact
Endpoints Mortality
Test duration  48 hours or 96 hours
Test unit Single housing in Nicot® queen breeding systems
Test concentrations 5
Replicates 50
Specimens 1
Temperature 25°C+/-2°C
Light Darkness
Substrate None
Treatment application 2µL of the solution containing the test chemical

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