Particulars Naturally collected berried females Eye stalk ablated females
Fecundity rate (70-90mm) 6,270±17.34 - 22,420.60±31.11 6,186.66±25.16 - 22,140.31±34.42
Hatching rate (%) 96.89±0.55 93.21±0.72
Incubation period (%) 14.04±0.07 14.86±0.21
Rearing periods (%) 41.02±0.58 42.22±0.38
Table 6: Fecundity, hatching rate, incubation period, rearing periods and survival rate of M. idae larvae reared in both naturally collected and eyestalk ablated females.
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