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Table 2 Summary of statistically significant effects of the time-of-day that mosquitoes blood feed on life history traits

From: Time-of-day of blood-feeding: effects on mosquito life history and malaria transmission

  Experiment 1: “Blood quality & host time” Experiment 2: “Blood quality” Experiment 3: “Infection”
Infection prevalence & intensity na na No effect of feed time
Proportion laid Morning-fed are ~ 26% more likely to lay than evening-fed No effect of feed time Morning-fed are possibly ~ 27% more likely to lay than evening fed (P = 0.056)
Time to lay Morning-fed are ~ 1.5 times more likely to lay each day than evening-fed No effect of feed time No effect of feed time
Clutch size Higher if fed on control (non-anaemic) blood in the morning (30% more eggs) No effect of feed time No effect of feed time
Hatch rate No effect of feed time na na
Blood meal volume & density No effect of feed time na na
Survival No effect of feed time No effect of feed time No effect of feed time
  1. Abbreviation: na, not available