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Table 5 Effects of adult rearing density on egg production, female fecundity and egg hatch rate using Big cage A

From: Establishment of a medium-scale mosquito facility: tests on mass production cages for Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)

No. of mosquitoes DRS (cm2 / adult) Egg production per cage (104) Female fecundity Egg hatch rate (%)
12,000 0.900 60.6 ± 2.1a 67.4 ± 2.3a 85.1 ± 1.7a
16,000 0.675 73.2 ± 2.6b 61.0 ± 2.1a 85.3 ± 1.5a
20,000 0.540 58.8 ± 3.1a 39.2 ± 2.1b 78.5 ± 2.4a
  1. Within each column, values followed by different superscript letters are statistically different in the same treatment cage using ANOVA analysis and Tukey post-hoc test (P < 0.05)
  2. Abbreviations: DRS density-resting surface