Frass refers loosely to the more or less solid excreta of insects, and to certain other related matter. Contents. [hide]. 1 Definition and etymology; 2 Ecological considerations; 3 See also; 4 References. 4.1 Citations; 4.2 Further reading. 5 External links. Definition and etymology. Frass is an informal term and accordingly it ...
I have been under trees with good infestations of caterpillars where it almost appears to be raining, but the pitter patter on the leaf litter is not rain it is caterpillar frass. Frass actually is very important as it provides nutrients that will be readily available to the forests on the very next rain. I have often stopped and collected a ...
Sep 15, 2015 ... "It turns out that the caterpillar frass tricks the plant into sensing that it is being attacked by fungal pathogens," study co-author Dawn Luthe, a professor of plant stress biology at Pennsylvania State University, said in a statement. [In Photos: Animals That Mimic Plants]. Corn plants can deal with only one kind ...
Jun 20, 2017 ... Take heart: The caterpillars' feast will be over by early July.
Jun 30, 2007 ... Has anyone spiked with frass? My wife raises butterflies and we have goodly amounts of this stuff. Doesn't seem to smell and looks like soil. How about it, anyone?
J Chem Ecol. 2015 Sep;41(9):781-92. doi: 10.1007/s10886-015-0619-1. Epub 2015 Aug 26. Maize Plants Recognize Herbivore-Associated Cues from Caterpillar Frass. Ray S(1)(2)(3), Gaffor I(2), Acevedo FE(3)(4), Helms A(3)(4), Chuang WP(5), Tooker J(3)(4), Felton GW(3)(4), Luthe DS(6). Author information:
J Chem Ecol. 2016 Nov;42(11):1130-1141. Epub 2016 Oct 4. Lessons from the Far End: Caterpillar FRASS-Induced Defenses in Maize, Rice, Cabbage, and Tomato. Ray S(1)(2), Basu S(3), Rivera-Vega LJ(4), Acevedo FE(4), Louis J(3), Felton GW(4), Luthe DS(5)(6). Author information: (1)Intercollegiate Graduate Program ...
Aug 23, 2017 ... When you signed on to raise monarch caterpillars, no one told you they were frass (poop) machines. Here's how to make caterpillar cage cleaning a breeze...
Mar 14, 2016 ... ABSTRACT. The effects of the caterpillar frass as fertilizer on the growth of basil plant, Ocimumbasilicum, were determined mainly by comparing the plant growth by height and leaf widths with different amounts of frass added to the soil. Basil plants that were cultured and treated with greateramount of.