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Table 3 Mosquito activation and taxis in the open field

From: Taxis assays measure directional movement of mosquitoes to olfactory cues

Treatment Distance Total Activated i.e. responded Towards
   n n %* n %**
Control 10 m 392 219 56% 110 50%
  30 m 363 158 44% 80 51%
  70 m 466 189 41% 105 56%
  100 m 438 198 45% 124 63%
CO 2 10 m 461 258 56% 153 59%
  30 m 413 204 49% 98 48%
  70 m 447 221 49% 135 61%
  100 m 394 209 53% 146 70%
Blend 10 m 395 222 56% 145 65%
  30 m 391 155 40% 77 50%
  70 m 410 187 46% 111 60%
  100 m 398 194 49% 112 58%
Human 10 m 410 234 57% 158 68%
  30 m 425 215 51% 122 57%
  70 m 498 232 47% 139 60%
  100 m 382 186 49% 118 63%
  1. * Of total ** of total activated.
  2. Number of female Anopheles arabiensis responding to stimulation (i.e. flying out of the middle chamber) and flying towards the point of stimulation (negative control and three stimuli) obtained from four replicates at four distances in the open field (Experiment 2). n indicates the number of mosquitoes, % indicates the proportion of mosquitoes.