Naturally collected Eyestalk ablated
Stage Number of days after hatching Survival (%) Number of days after hatching Survival (%)
Zoea I 0 97.66±0.57 0 96.33±0.57
Zoea II 2.00±0.06 96.33±1.52 2.00±0.22 95.66±2.08
Zoea III 5.52±0.05 94.00±2 5.12±0.26 93.00±2.64
Zoea IV 7.84±0.12 91.00±1.73 8.00±0.36 87.66±3.21
Zoea V 10.88±0.35 88.00±3.60 11.09±0.66 86.00±5.51
Zoea VI 14.62±0.12 84.00±3.60 15.02±0.80 81.33±5.03
Zoea VII 19.04±0.19 82.00±4 20.32±0.86 77.66±3.05
Zoea VIII 24.42±0.11 79.00±4.58 25.30±1.13 77.00±4.58
Zoea IX 31.22±0.20 77.33±3.05 32.03±1.16 74.66±4.50
Zoea X 35.04±0.14 77.00±3 36.66±1.09 72.33±1.52
Post- larval 41.02±0.58 73.34±2.51 42.22±0.38 69.67±5.50
Table 7: Larval development, moulting period and survival (%) of naturally collected and eyestalk ablated berried females of M. idae (values are mean of three values ± SE).
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