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Table 1 Feeding, oviposition time and eggs produced per Ae. aegypti female provided a live rat or bottled bloods in membrane feeders

From: Whole blood and blood components from vertebrates differentially affect egg formation in three species of anautogenous mosquitoes

  Live rat Bottled rat blood with anticoagulant
Defibrinated Na citrate Na heparin EDTA
Proportion of replete females1 46/100 67/100 66/100 61/100 59/100
Ingested blood (mg) per female 2.90±0.94a 2.45±0.32a 2.27±0.33a 2.15±0.64a 1.26±0.55b
Females examined for time to oviposition and eggs laid2 20 8 20 18 10
Time to oviposition (days)3 3.90 ± 0.85a 3.50 ± 1.41a, b 3.60 ± 0.50a,b 3.28 ± 0.9a,b 3.00 ± 0.00b
Total eggs per female 123.2 ± 48.0 140.6 ± 37.7 110.0 ± 44.7 115.3 ± 48.4 137.4 ± 25.1
Eggs per mg blood consumed3 46.7 ± 21.0a 57.9 ± 15.5a, b 49.2 ± 20.0a 57.6 ± 26.1a,b 69.0 ± 12.6b
  1. 1Females were fed in cohorts of 10 per cage for a total of 100 females per treatment. χ2 = 11.76, df= 4, p= 0.02
  2. 2A subsample of replete females was examined to determine time to oviposition, total eggs per female (clutch size) and eggs per mg of blood consumed
  3. 3For each indicated row, the mean ± SD for each treatment is indicated. Different small case letters after a given mean indicates treatments significantly differed from one another after ANOVA or Kruskal-Wallis and post hoc Tukey Kramer or Dunn’s tests, respectively
  4. Different letters to the right of means in each row indicated the treatments significantly differed from one another (p ≤ 0.05).