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Table 4 Total number (mean no. per snail ± SD) for the developmental stages of Perostrongylus falciformis larvae collected from five experimentally infected snails at 3 (T1), 6 (T2), 10 (T3), 15 (T4), 20 (T5) and 30 (T6) days post-infection

From: Validity of genus Perostrongylus Schlegel, 1934 with new data on Perostrongylus falciformis (Schlegel, 1933) in European badgers, Meles meles (Linnaeus, 1758): distribution, life-cycle and pathology

  First-stage larvae Second-stage larvae Third-stage larvae Total
T1 19 (3.8 ± 2.7) 19 (6.3 ± 11.0)
T2 10 (2.0 ± 1.6) 10 (3.3 ± 5.8)
T3 13 (2.2 ± 1.8) 59 (11.8 ± 2.6) 1 (0.2 ± 0.4) 73 (24.3 ± 30.6)
T4 3 (0.6 ± 0.9) 78 (15.6 ± 7.2) 1 (0.2 ± 0.4) 82 (27.3 ± 43.9)
T5 4 (0.8 ± 1.1) 37 (7.4 ± 5.7) 4 (0.8 ± 1.1) 45 (15.0 ± 19.1)
T6 5 (1.0 ± 1.7) 36 (7.2 ± 3.8) 23 (4.6 ± 4.1) 64 (21.3 ± 15.6)