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Table 1 Poultry red mite feeding, egg laying and cumulative mortality 144 h after the mites had been fed with hen or goose blood

From: An improved method for in vitro feeding of adult female Dermanyssus gallinae (poultry red mite) using Baudruche membrane (goldbeater’s skin)

Test parameter hen’ blood Goose blood Pa
Number of mites feeding 19.0 ± 3.5 19.0 ± 5.5  0.96
Total number of eggs 28.6 ± 7.7 35.3 ± 9.4  0.61
Eggs laid per fed mite 1.56± 0.08 1.87 ± 0.03  0.03
Number of dead adult mites after 144 h 1.00 ± 0.6 1.00 ± 0.6 ≥ 0.99
  1. Mean numbers of mites and eggs are shown (n = 3) with standard error of the mean (SEM)
  2. aUnpaired t test