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Table 3 Response to blood meal by Ae. aegypti F0 versus tryptone-sucrose F6

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

  Live rat Defibrinated rabbit blood
F0 F6 F0 F6  
Proportion of replete females 83/99 (84%) 71/96 (74%)ns 81/99 (90%) 83/100 (83%)ns
Time taken to oviposit (days) 3.8 ± 0.9 5.1 ± 1.8** 3.3 ± 0.9 3.4 ± 1.0ns
Total eggs per female 91.3 ± 63.6 93.5 ± 60.8ns 119.6 ± 49.6 99.2 ± 53.5ns
  1. Pairwise statistical comparisons of F0 and F6 females are indicated to the right for both treatments. Fisher’s exact test was used to compare proportion of replete females (row 1) and Student’s t-test used to compare time to oviposit and egg clutch size (rows 2 and 3). ns, not significant; *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***P < 0.001, ****P < 0.0001