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Table 2 Comparison of single and yeast added larval diets on life parameters of Anopheles stephensi using paired t-test

From: Development of inexpensive and globally available larval diet for rearing Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes

Food ingredient Larval duration (days) Time L1 to adult (days) Survival of L1 to pupa% Survival of L1 to adult (%) Adult size (mm)
      M* F**
Liver + Yeast 10.75 12.75 81.67 75.0 2.96 3.06
Bovine liver 9.75 (t = 1.48, p = 0.19) 11.75 (t = 1.48, p = 0.19 ) 83.33 (t = 1.0, p = 0.35 ) 74.17 (t = 0.28, p = 0.79)
Corn + Yeast 10.0 11.90 76.67 69.17 3.02 3,05
Corn 8.25 (t = 3.66, p = 0.01 ) 10.25 (t = 3.55, p = 0.01) 80.83 (t = 1.99, p = 0.09 ) 78 .33 (t = 3.97, p = 0.007)
Bean + Yeast 9.25 11.25 66.67 65.0 3.02 3.05
Bean 11.75 (t = 4.63, p < 0.001) 13.25 (t = 3.70, p = 0.01) 80.83 (t = 6.76, p < 0.001) 76.77 (t = 5.42 , p < 0.001)
Chickpea + Yeast 8.25 10.23 77.40 75.83 3.09 3.05
Chickpea 9.25 (t = 2.83, p = 0.03) 11.25 (t = 2.75, p = 02 ) 79.17 (t = 0.34, p = 0.74 ) 75.0 (t = 0.18, p = 0.86 )
Rice + Yeast 9.25 11.23 72.50 70.83 3.08 3.05
Rice 11.50 (t = 4.02, p = 0.006) 13.50 (t = 4.04, p = 0.006) 71.67 (t = 0.19, p = 0.86) 70.83 (t = 0.0, p = 1.0)
Wheat + Yeast 8.50 10.50 77.40 69.17 3.04 3.08
Wheat 11.25 (t = 7.20, p < 0.001) 13.0 (t = 5.0, p = 0.002) 70.83 (t = 2.53, p = 0.04) 67.17 (t = 0.0, p = 1.0)   
  1. *male, ** female.