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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part A (2018)

Evaluation of a new device for measuring the appropriate food quantity required for optimal developmental time, adult body size, and reduced mortality in insectary-reared Anopheles mosquitoes

Design of the AFRIMS spoons used for larva food feeding
Fig. 1: Design of the AFRIMS spoons used for larva food feeding
Amount of food and average instar duration of <em>An. dirus</em> and <em>An. minimus </em>larvae fed using AFRIMS spoons or the salt shaker.
Fig. 2: Amount of food and average instar duration of An. dirus and An. minimus larvae fed using AFRIMS spoons or the salt shaker.
Length of time to pupation for <em>An. dirus</em> and <em>An. minimus</em> from larvae fed using AFRIMS spoons or the salt shaker. Mean values followed by the same letter are not significantly different from one another (<em>P</em>>0.05, Tukey’s honestly significant test).
Fig. 3: Length of time to pupation for An. dirus and An. minimus from larvae fed using AFRIMS spoons or the salt shaker. Mean values followed by the same letter are not significantly different from one another (P>0.05, Tukey’s honestly significant test).
Weight of food debris obtained from the larval rearing water. Mean values followed by the same letter are not significantly different from one another (<em>P</em>>0.05, Tukey’s honestly significant test).
Fig. 4: Weight of food debris obtained from the larval rearing water. Mean values followed by the same letter are not significantly different from one another (P>0.05, Tukey’s honestly significant test).
International Journal of Mosquito Research