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Forensic entomology_3 - b.ii 12 chemicals can be traced...

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a. Extreme Decay (dry decay) a.i. Bones exposed a.ii. Smell minor to nonexistent a.iii. Little insect activity a.iii.1. Only insects feeding on hair remain a.iii.2. Moths/cockroaches 2. Life cycle a. Basic developmental timeframe a.i. Completed on or near host b. Chemicals are involved b.i. The presence of many drugs and poisons affect insect development b.i.1. Cocaine accelerates larval development b.i.2. Amitriptyline delays hatching of eggs from many insect species b.i.3. Malithion prevents colonization
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Unformatted text preview: b.ii. 12 chemicals can be traced using maggots c. Laboratory rear – using liver 3. Footwork for PMI prediction a. Climatic info (airport) b. Level of decay c. Survey body c.i. Take samples from body and surrounding area d. ID insects d.i. Note life stage and approximate age 4. Other factors a. Drugged or poisoned b. If body was moved c. If body had wounds d. place person at scene of crime e. Determine abuse or neglect...
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