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blood meal

n.
1. The dried and powdered blood of animals, used in animal feeds and as a nitrogen-rich fertilizer for plants.
2. The blood ingested in one feeding by a blood-sucking insect or arachnid such as a mosquito or tick.

blood′ meal`


n.
the dried blood of animals used as a fertilizer, diet supplement for livestock, or deer repellent.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.blood meal - the dried and powdered blood of animals
feed, provender - food for domestic livestock
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Malaria parasites are dependent on female Anopheles mosquitoes to spread in a complex life cycle that begins when mosquitos eat male and female parasite sex cells during a blood meal from an infected animal host.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A team has discovered how the female mosquito brain integrates visual and olfactory signals to identify, track and hone in on a potential host for her next blood meal. They discovered that, after the mosquito's olfactory system detects certain chemical cues, the mosquito uses her visual system to scan her surroundings for certain shapes and fly toward them, presumably associating those shapes with potential hosts.
tali apTa Female flies require a blood meal before they are able to reproduce effectively and to aid in their egg development.
With long-established US rendering facilities that produce feather meal, blood meal, and meat and bone meal, the company's Nature Safe brand produces the highest quality organic fertilizers on the market with cost-effective proficiency.
An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis - Reuters CAIRO -- 3 July 2019: As Egypt's Aswan has been receiving dozens of Africans participating in the AFCON matches hosted, the city detected 82 travelers with malaria, and reportedly cured them all.
The test ingredients were: fish by-product meal (IFN 5-14-509), salmon by-product meal (IFN 5-02-012), poultry by-product meal (IFN 5-03-798), hydrolyzed feather meal (IFN 5-03-795), meat and bone meal (IFN 5-00-388), blood meal (disc dried; IFN 5-00-380), soybean meal (IFN 5-04-604), corn gluten meal (IFN 5-02-900), and corn gluten feed (IFN 5-02-903) (Table 2).
An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 23, 2015.
As the weather warms, ticks are out looking for a host to climb on and get a blood meal. Ticks are a significant concern because they can be infected with bacteria, viruses or parasites, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Protein rich feedstuffs include blood meal, fish meal, meat and bone meal, oil seed meals (cotton seed meal, soya bean meal, sunflower meal, ground nut meal), maize germ, corn gluten meal, prosopis pods, beans, peas, insects and earthworms.Energy should constitute more than 75 per cent of the diet.
Prominent organic fertilizers available in the market include blood meal, bone meal, composites, earthworm castings, bat guano, fish emulsion, alfalfa meal, feather meal and rock phosphate.
We will continue to evaluate the effectiveness of 1) aerosol applications/space sprays (ULV) for the control for the flying adults while seeking for a blood meal, 2) applications of adult-targeted sugar baits (ATSB) formulations targeting vectors as they as searching for a sugar source and/or 3) residual applications of insecticides targeting the resting adults.