publication . Article . 2018

Effects of Killing Liquids on the Larval Length of Forensically Important Lucilia sericata

Ali Açikgöz; Halide Nihal Açikgöz;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2018 Journal: The Bulletin of Legal Medicine, volume 23, pages 36-38 (issn: 1300-865X, eissn: 2149-4533, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Academician Publishing
Abstract
<jats:p>Objective: Forensic entomological practices rely upon accurate larval identification and measurement of larval length, for the estimation of post-mortem intervals. The methods used for killing larvae may affect the length of larvae. In the autopsy hall, corpses which are contain entomological remains have been washed with grape vinegar. Besides, while collecting and killing the larvae on corpses, crime scene teams use ethanol 70% because it is practical.&#x0D; The aim of this study was to determine which of hot water (90°C), cold vinegar and cold ethanol 96% method, preserved the best the length of larvae.&#x0D; Materials and Methods: To achieve this aim...
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Medical Subject Headings: fungianimal structures
free text keywords: Lucilia sericata, Postmortem interval, Larval killing methods, Biology, Zoology, Forensic entomology, Lucilia, biology.organism_classification, Calliphoridae, Blow fly, Larva, lcsh:Medicine (General), lcsh:R5-920
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