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Parathion accumulation in cricket frogs and its effect on American kestrels

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health

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DOI: 10.1080/15287398209530306

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Abstract

Adult cricket frogs (Acris crepitans) were held individually for 96 h in static systems containing initial concentrations of either 0, 0.1, 1.0, or 10 ppm parathion in 10 ml water. Mortality of cricket frogs was directly related to the parathion concentration in the water. Frogs from the 1.0- and 10-ppm groups accumulated 0.08 and 4.6 ppm parathion, respectively. One of four American kestrels (Falco sparverius) fed frogs from the 10-ppm group died from organophosphate poisoning less than 3 h after consuming five frogs. Mortality did not occur in kestrels fed frogs from the other treatment groups, which represented more environmentally realistic levels of exposure.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Parathion accumulation in cricket frogs and its effect on American kestrels
Series title:
Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health
DOI:
10.1080/15287398209530306
Volume
10
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
921-927
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
921
Last page:
927
Number of Pages:
7