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blood meal

n.
The blood ingested in one feeding by a blood-sucking insect or arachnid such as a mosquito or tick.
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For Russet Norkotah, vetch species (woollypod, hairy and chickling), chicken manures, steer manure, bloodmeal and soil protein fertilizer produced higher total potato yields than did the untreated fallow (table 4).
Midgut ultrastructure of Culex Tarsalis (diptera: culicidae) before and after a bloodmeal. Tissue Cell, 9(1):103-18, 1977.
If correctly used, the bednet forms a barrier between the mosquito and the person under the net, thereby preventing the mosquito from obtaining a bloodmeal. However, if the net is treated with a residual insecticide that binds to the net fibres, the net not only prevents mosquitoes from feeding but can also kill mosquitoes landing on it.
anthracis mainly from infected animals and their products such as fur, skin, bloodmeal, or bonemeal.
Fecundity variations in sand flies according to bloodmeal source may be attributed to significant differences in the caloric content of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins from the ingestion and metabolization of blood.
To assume that the only way to feed the soil is to ship in a bunch of high analysis fertilizers or fancy organic amendments like seaweed and bloodmeal is not sustainable (nor is it natural) on anything but a micro-scale.
Identification of bloodmeal sources and Trypanosoma cruzi infection in triatomine bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) from residential settings in Texas, the United States.
Human transmission primarily occurs when an infected bug defecates on a host during or shortly after taking a bloodmeal. Reacting to an itching sensation, the bite victim rubs fecal material into the bite site, which ultimately facilitates the transmission of the parasite.
Adults can survive for up to 4 years and more than 1 year without a bloodmeal (bedbugs) or 4 to 6 months without a bloodmeal (Triatomine bugs).
organic fertilizer--a fertilizer that contains naturally occurring materials that are derived from plants or animals, for example, bloodmeal, bonemeal, different types of manures, and others.
Based on an estimated bloodmeal volume of 5 mL/mosquito, individual mosquitoes, which fed on these chicks, would have ingested virus doses of about 800 and 40,000 to 160,000 PFU, respectively.
Blood from more than 2.5 million cows slaughtered since May 1996 is taken to the Granox processing plant at Widnes, Cheshire, where it is turned into bloodmeal.