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Table 1 Behavioural events towards aphids and exuviae.

From: Bad housekeeping: why do aphids leave their exuviae inside the colony?

  n Enc Ant Ovip PRT
8ap 17 9.3a
(0.8)
5.7a
(0.5)
7.2a
(0.6)
224.1b
(24.6)
8ap + 8ex [ap] 19 10.3a
(0.7)
6.7a
(0.6)
7.7a
(0.5)
509.8a
(78.3)
8ap + 8ex [ex] 19 13.4b
(1.2)
12.1b
(1.1)
8.1a
(0.7)
509.8a
(78.3)
8ap + 8ex [sum] 19 23.7c
(1.7)
18.8c
(1.5)
15.8b
(0.9)
509.8a
(78.3)
16ap 21 21.4c
(2.0)
10.9b
(1.3)
14.7b
(1.3)
560.7a
(71.1)
df   4 4 4 2
   F = 23.24 F = 23.84 F = 24.85 Chi2 = 29.96
p   <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001
  1. Means (± SE) with different letters within the same column are significantly different (P < 0.05). 'Enc' = number of encounters, 'Ant' = number of antennal contacts, 'Ovip' = Number of ovipositor insertions, 'PRT' = patch residence time, '8ap' = 8 aphid patches, '8ap + 8ex' = 8 aphid and 8 exuviae patches, '16ap' = 16 aphid patches, '8ap + 8ex [ap]' = behaviour towards the aphids in the '8ap + 8ex' patches, ' 8ap + 8ex [ex]' = behaviour towards the exuviae in the '8ap + 8ex' patches, ' 8ap + 8ex [sum]' = behaviour toward both the aphids and the exuviae in the '8ap + 8ex' patches.