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Table 1 Effects of dietary regimes on reproductive period and investment of female spider mites

From: The sex- and duration-dependent effects of intermittent fasting on lifespan and reproduction of spider mite Tetranychus urticae

Parameters Ad libitum 33% IF1 50% IF 67% IF P
Pre-oviposition period (days) 1.13 ± 0.07a2 1.41 ± 0.14a 1.65 ± 0.14a 1.63 ± 0.19a P = 0.113
Oviposition period (days) 12.21 ± 0.86a 11.80 ± 1.19a 14.57 ± 0.97a 11.28 ± 1.29a P = 0.067
Post-oviposition period (days) 2.13 ± 0.44a 1.00 ± 0.00a 2.06 ± 0.28a 1.52 ± 0.16a P = 0.081
Daily reproductive rate (Eggs/day) 5.60 ± 0.31a 3.75 ± 0.13 b 2.77 ± 0.10c 1.33 ± 0.55d P < 0.000
Maximum reproductive rate (Eggs/day) 9.52 ± 0.46a 8.53 ± 0.32b 7.62 ± 0.28c 2.94 ± 0.12d P < 0.000
Adult age at MRR3 (days) 5.41 ± 0.66b 7.47 ± 0.61ab 8.85 ± 0.68a 5.90 ± 0.60b P < 0.000
  1. Note: 1The abbreviations 33% IF, 50% IF, 67% IF denote feed for 2 consecutive days at 3-day interval, 2 consecutive days at 4-day interval, 1 day at 3-day intervals
  2. 2Means (±SE) within the same row followed by the different letters are significantly different (P < 0.05)
  3. 3MRR is the abbreviation for the maximum reproductive rate
  4. NAL = 23, N33%IF = 27, N50%IF = 34, N67%IF = 37