AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

Factors governing colonisation by forensically important blow flies in Victoria

by Kelly George

Institution: Deakin University
Department: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Year: 0
Record ID: 1064800
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30043940


This study investigated factors controlling blow fly infestation of simulated remains (meat baits) in Victoria. Temperature, light and dark and level of decay are most influential in determining infestation by maggots. This knowledge will assist in more accurate forensic estimations of the minimum time since death of a corpse.