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Whatever is in the Mosquito Museum?

The Mosquito Museum is one of the scientific tourism programs offered by the Research and Development Center for Animal Source Disease Control (P2B2) in Balitbangkes Ministry of Health. Located within the R & D Workshop complex, this museum contains various types of mosquitoes and other research facilities, and is the first mosquito museum in Indonesia. The museum is located in Kamurang Hamlet, Babakan Village, Pangandaran District, with a distance of 3.3 km from the Marlin Roundabout which is the gateway to Pangandaran Beach. For tourists who want to visit to find out the location is very easy on the front of the museum there is a unique icon that is a giant mosquito statue.

Mosquito Museum

At the Mosquito Museum there are insects, laboratories, mini cinemas, libraries, tompen (malaria medicinal plants and mosquito repellents). In the mini cinema location there are dukomenter films (about mosquitoes) for (tourists) Middle and Public students. For elementary and kindergarten students, a cartoon about dengue transmission with a capacity of around 100 people will be aired.

In the insectarium, there are mosquitoes which are kept from the Aedes and Culex species. In addition, there are also eggs, larvae, mosquito pupae that can be known by tourists who come. Meanwhile, in this 8×8 meter museum, there are various types of mosquito collections in Indonesia. In addition, there are equipment related to catching mosquitoes, mosquito repellents, and others. This museum has a collection of 28 species of mosquitoes from 6 different genera. Various types of mosquitoes such as anopheles, Aedes aegypti and Culex are dangerous to Toxorynchites or commonly known as vegetarian mosquitoes. This collection comes from a number of regions in Indonesia, such as Sumatra and Sulawesi. A number of plants in Tompen include lavender, zodia, eucalyptus, vetiver, and neem.

Mimba is well-known for long being a malaria medicine. Then there are several types of plants that can be extracted and are already known as mosquito repellents, the museum manager offers a number of tour packages including short tour packages, 2-3 day packages, one Sunday package and even one month package. Because it is a government agency, each tourist is charged an entrance fee as part of the Non-Tax State Revenue (PNBP).

For Kindergarten, Elementary, and Middle School Students Rp. 5,000 per person. For high school students Rp. 7,500. Students and general Rp. 15,000. “Rates for tourists doing training are adjusted to the material requested,”. The material carried out began to look for larvae to catch mosquitoes in breeding areas such as used unused ponds. This museum is only open Monday-Friday during business hours.

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