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Terrestrial ecotoxicology

OECD 247

Acute toxicity to bumblebees – Oral exposure

Test design
Test species Bombus terrestris
Life stage Adult workers
Route of exposure Ingestion
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 24°C+/-2°C
Light None
Substrate None
Treatment application 40µL of a 50% sucrose solution containing the test chemical

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