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Table 2 The weight of females isolated from the rearing system under the two photoperiods

From: Darkness increases the population growth rate of the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae

Photoperiod No. of fed females Total weight of mites (mg) Mean ± SD (mg) Mean weight/female (mg)
12:12 h L:D 50 10.37 10.90 ± 0.51 0.22 ± 0.01
50 10.94
50 11.39
1:23 h L:D 50 13.76 13.19 ± 0.51 0.26 ± 0.01
50 13.02
50 12.78
  1. Notes: The traps in the rearing system under the two photoperiods were removed from the cages after 1 h light. Engorged females were selected randomly and weighted immediately (0 dpc)