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Table 3 Effect of water types and feed on mosquito body size (wing length) and day of emergence

From: Effect of water source and feed regime on development and phenotypic quality in Anopheles gambiae (s.l.): prospects for improved mass-rearing techniques towards release programmes

Strain Water type Feed regime Mean wing length (mm) Days till emergence
Mopti (An. coluzzii) Deionised Solution 3.13 (3.08–3.17) 74 9.70 (9.54–9.87) 74
Powder 3.07 (3.03–3.11) 77 9.91 (9.70–10.11) 77
Mixed Solution 3.19 (3.14–3.25) 76 9.72 (9.54–9.90) 76
Powder 3.13 (3.09–3.18) 80 9.68 (9.49–9.86) 80
Mineral Solution 3.16 (3.11–3.22) 76 9.50 (9.32–9.68) 76
Powder 3.17 (3.13–3.21) 83 9.48 (9.34–9.63) 83
Kisumu (An. gambiae) Deionised Solution 3.13 (3.08–3.17) 85 10.52 (10.39–10.65) 85
Powder 3.18 (3.14–3.23) 76 10.45 (10.29–10.60) 76
Mixed Solution 3.23 (3.19–3.28) 93 10.26 (10.13–10.38) 93
Powder 3.26 (3.21–3.29) 75 10.01 (9.90–10.12) 75
Mineral Solution 3.24 (3.18–3.27) 91 10.32 (10.16–10.48) 91
Powder 3.28 (3.23–3.32) 87 9.92 (9.79 – 10.05) 87
VK3 (An. coluzzii) Deionised Solution 3.21 (3.16–3.27) 67 9.60 (9.42– 9.78) 67
Powder 3.25 (3.21–3.28) 78 9.69 (9.52 – 9.87) 78
Mixed Solution 3.27 (3.23–3.31) 85 9.58 (9.44– 9.74) 85
Powder 3.34 (3.28–3.40) 75 9.40 (9.22– 9.58) 75
Mineral Solution 3.28 (3.23–3.32) 69 9.59 (9.41– 9.78) 69
Powder 3.35 (3.30–3.40) 68 9.22 (9.03– 9.41) 68
  1. Notes: Ninety-five percent confidence intervals are in parentheses and the samples sizes, the number of surviving individuals out of an initial number of 100 larvae are italicized