Table 1

Mean times to oviposition and proportion of ovipositing females at each constant temperature.

Temperature

15°C

20°C

23°C

25°C

27°C

29°C

31°C

33°C

35°C

Number of

replicates

2

1

2

2

2

3

2

2

1


Total number of

mosquitoes used

100

100

200

200

180

210

200

200

100


Cohort 1

8.6

4.8

3.8

3.0

2.9

2.3

1.9

1.8

2.0

2%

24%

18%

61%

64%

48%

52%

38%

68%

Cohort 2

9.8

5.8

4.8

4.0

3.8

3.1

2.7

2.7

2.9

19%

34%

44%

29%

31%

48%

46%

56%

29%

Cohort 3

10.9

6.7

5.8

5.0

4.9

4.1

3.7

3.6

10

18%

27%

7%

4%

4%

2%

5%

Cohort 4

11.9

7.9

6.8

6.1

5.8

4.6

4.9

15%

14%

8%

2%

1%

1%

2%

Cohort 5

12.9

8.9

7.7

17%

6%

3%

Cohort 6

13.9

10.4

12%

4%

Cohort 7

14.7

6%

Cohort 8

15.7

7%

Cohort 9

16.8

7%

Cohort 10

17.8

4%

Number of ovipositing nights

10

6

5

4

4

3

3

4

4

Minimum time to oviposition

8.6

4.6

3.7

2.9

2.5

2.2

1.8

1.6

1.9

Maximum time to oviposition

18.3

10.8

7.8

6.3

5.8

4.0

3.9

4.6

4.9

GMTO (std. dev.)

12.8 (2.40)

6.4 (1.47)

5.1 (0.91)

3.5 (0.74)

3.3 (0.60)

2.7 (0.46)

2.1 (0.43)

2.4 (0.55)

2.3 (0.56)

IQR (days)

3.13

1.46

1.04

1.00

0.97

1.73

0.73

0.85

0.88


Mean times to oviposition for each cohort at constant temperatures are in days. For each temperature the table also shows, the number of replicates of experiments, the total number of mosquitoes used, the number of nights (or mosquito cohorts) from the earliest observation of laying for all mosquitoes to lay their eggs, the minimum and maximum times to oviposition recorded (in days), the general mean time (GMTO) in days to oviposition, with its standard deviation in brackets and the interquartile range (IQR) in days

Lardeux et al. Malaria Journal 2008 7:141   doi:10.1186/1475-2875-7-141

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