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Evaluating Environmentally-Friendly Pest Management through Earwigs Mass-Rearing in Different Soil Types

Student(s):Natthaphong Chindamrongsap Sasisom Jantawas Panphrueksa Phromthep
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
Contributors:Pornpawit Tabchum Kanatip Baolai Rommel De La Cruz Chote Chitkhao Paphayompittayakom School Asst. Prof. Dr. Suphada Kiriratnikom Lecturer Dr. Wankuson Chanasit Thaksin University
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report
Protocols:Air Temperature, Relative Humidity, Phenological Gardens, Soil Moisture - Sensors, Soil pH, Soil Temperature
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Date Submitted:03/10/2023
Earwigs, Natural Homeopathy
This study investigated the impact of environmental factors on the extinction of earwigs in different soil types, including cultivated soil, black rice husk, and mixed soil. The researchers raised two males and six females with an age of approximately 90-day old in 9 boxes for each soil type. Based on the result, the mixed soil type has the highest incubation success for earwigs due to its suitable relative humidity of 85-87% and lowest temperature. The soil-based cultivation box had the highest survival rates as the soil had the highest average relative humidity. This also revealed that the earwig’s survival and egg growth were affected by soil and air temperature, relative humidity, and pH. A pH level outside the range of 6 to 7 can have a negative impact on them. Moreover, this research will provide agriculturalists and farmers with a nonchemical method, environment-friendly to eradicate pests and safe for consumers.