Larval dispersal refers to the spread of larvae from a spawning source to a settlement site. Larval dispersal is an important process during the life cycle of blow flies when the larvae leave their food substrate and search for a suitable place to pupariate. The larvae may be at risk of predation, parasitization and desiccation during this stage. The substrates in which immature stages of blow flies develop are discrete and ephemeral and are normally saturated with insects of one or more species. The larvae attempt to feed as much as possible before the complete exhaustion of resources and start searching for a pupariation site or for another source of food, if they are not mature enough for pupariation. A journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting new research. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles, reviews, editorials, short communications, letters, and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Journals contain articles that peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
Last date updated on July, 2014