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  1. The Virus

    Date released
    1971
    Series name
    London Line
    Issue no
    337
    NoS ID
    350439
    Story no
    2 / 4

    COI synopsis: An interview with Dr. Tinsley, head of a unit at Oxford University concerned with virus research about the benefits of using virus control in keeping down insect populations.

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  2. Dissection of a Mosquito for Malaria Parasites, The (1953 Video)

    Subject
    Biology; Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 10 min.

    The phases of the life cycle of the malaria parasite within the mosquito are briefly described and the appearance of both oocysts and sporozoites are shown. Demonstrates 1) how the salivary glands of the...

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  3. From Dust to Maize: Overcoming the Larger Grain Borer in Africa (1996 Video)

    Subject
    Agriculture
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 20 min., 1997 sale: £20.00 (inclusive)

    Looks at the larger grain borer, a serious beetle pest of farm-stored maize and cassava. The programme is intended to encourage policy makers, quarantine and phytosanitary officials, and all those...

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  4. Social Insects (1976 Video)

    Director
    Peter Boulton
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Hire Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 15 min.

    Aims to illustrate the underlying similarities between the different insect social groupings. Social behaviour in insects is found among bees, wasps, ants and termites. The organisation of each group is...

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  5. Green Machines / Nitrate in Drinking Water (1994 Video)

    Subject
    Environmental science
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 49 min., 1998 sale: £195.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    [See individual programme entries for synopses.]

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  6. Disaster Aid

    Date released
    1970
    Series name
    London Line
    Issue no
    282
    NoS ID
    326515
    Story no
    3 / 4

    NoS synopsis: Machines to control insect pests such as mosquitoes are manufactured just outside London.

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  7. Indication of Distance and Direction in the Honey-Bee: Round and Waggle Dance (1975 Video)

    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 20 min., 1996 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Honey-bee. Proof of the distance and direction indication by means of the round and the tail-wagging dances for distances of 100, 200, 500 and 1000m from the hive. Synchronised rasping and begging calls,...

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  8. Drosophila: Biology and Behaviour of Hawaiian Picture Wings (1991 Video)

    Producer
    David Jackson
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min., 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    The biology and behaviour of Hawaiian ‘Drosophila’, - the so-called ‘picture-wings’ - showing the life cycle and male-male and male-female interactions. Discusses a natural fungicide that is a...

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  9. Cactospiza Pallida ('Fringillidae’): Use of Tools for Feeding (1964 Film)

    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Shows different ways in which the ‘Cactospiza pallida’ uses tools to help feed itself. This species of Darwin finch uses a cactus needle which it has prepared itself, for winkling out insect larvae from...

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  10. Start from Scratch (1976 Film, Video)

    Director
    Alastair MacEwen
    Producer
    Mike Cockburn
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    The biology of the cat flea, today’s commonest flea, is dealt with using macro- and microphotography. In the light of this information, control measures are very briefly described. The history of man’s...

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