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Tribolium (Flour Beetle) Experiment Package

The Tribolium (flour beetle) experiment package consists of several plastic modules each with three compartments. Each compartment contains an aluminum insert holding two felt layers sandwiched between tissue papers. Holes are punched in each piece of felt, then one or two pupae are positioned in each hole in the felt inserts, cushioned between layers of tissue paper. The packages are constructed with integral heating strips and a preset thermostat; temperature control is automatic and required 28 V dc. There are two Tribolium packages, each of which contain 720 pupae.

Radiation Dosimeters Four LiF disc dosimeters are inserted between two tissue papers with a pupae layer on either side then inserted into the plastic module.

Versions of this Hardware
+ As Flown on Biosatellite II