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Table 1 Fish size and intensity of Diplostomum spathaceum infection in the experiment on aggression and substrate choice

From: Parasite-induced aggression and impaired contest ability in a fish host

Parameters Before infection Days post-infection
   7 30 48
   Control Experiment Control Experiment Control Experiment
Fork length, mm 89.1 ± 1.8
(30)
94.2 ± 1.4
(20)
95.6 ± 1.3
(20)
114.3 ± 2.1
(20)
113.4 ± 2.5
(20)
122.1 ± 2.0
(30)
121.5 ± 2.2
(30)
Number of metacercariae 5.7 ± 0.6
(30)
6.8 ± 0.7
(20)
82.5 ± 6.6
(20)
not checked not checked 8.2 ± 0.4
(30)
87.9 ± 5.8*
(30)
  1. Means ± SE are given, n - in brackets. * - intensity of experimental infection could be overestimated, because experimentally acquired parasites became similar in size to those acquired before experiment.