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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.