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Table 1 Proportion of laid eggs that hatch when mosquitoes in large cages consumed a single blood meal or were provided BSA-, hemoglobin- or tryptone-sucrose solutions ad libitum

From: Ad libitum consumption of protein- or peptide-sucrose solutions stimulates egg formation by prolonging the vitellogenic phase of oogenesis in anautogenous mosquitoes

Proportion hatched (total eggs laid)1
Aedes aegypti  
Blood meal (rabbit) BSA-sucrose Hemoglobin-sucrose Tryptone-sucrose  
0.72 (3462) 0.11 (1493) 0.59 (511) 0.32 (480) p < 0.0001
Aedes albopictus  
Blood meal (rat) BSA-sucrose Hemoglobin-sucrose Tryptone-sucrose  
0.81 (385) 0.23 (2612) 0.60 (400) 0.25 (1042) p < 0.0001
Anopheles gambiae  
Blood meal (rabbit) BSA-sucrose Hemoglobin-sucrose Tryptone-sucrose  
0.74 (833) 0.51 (745) NA NA p < 0.0001
Anopheles stephensi  
Blood meal (rabbit) BSA-sucrose Hemoglobin-sucrose Tryptone-sucrose  
0.86 (1517) 0.38 (761) 0.62 (679) NA p < 0.0001
Culex quinquefasciatus  
Blood meal (rabbit) BSA-sucrose Hemoglobin-sucrose Tryptone-sucrose  
0.68 (1274) 0.00 (116) NA NA p < 0.0001
  1. 1NA indicates no eggs were laid by females. Statistical significance is indicated to the right (\({\rm X}^{2}\) test)