Wesley W. Gregory, Jr.

Bioaccumulation Of Endrin From Natural Food Sources In The Eastern Bobwhite Quail, Colinus virginianus virginianus L.

The study was undertaken to determine the fate of endrin in a food chain situation involving the soybean plant, Glycine, Max L. (Leguminosae), the Mexican bean beetle, Epilachna varivestis Muls. (Coccinellidae), and the eastern bobwhite quail, Colinus virginianus virginianus L. (Perdicidae). Beetles contaminated withendrin were force-fed to birds at 1 mg/kg/bird, in both acute (4 hr) and chronic (5 day) exposures. Contaminated beans were force-fed to birds at 0.015 mg/kg/ bird, in similar acute and chronic rates. Endrin concentrated primarily in the fat, liver, and gonadal tissues of the...