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Table 2 The development of electrocuting nets as a tool to study the orientation behaviour of oviposition site seeking An. gambiae s.s

From: Electric nets and sticky materials for analysing oviposition behaviour of gravid malaria vectors

Treatment Mean no. of mosquitoes/eggs (95% CI) OR (95% CI) p
Experiment: Evaluation of high and low energy settings for electrocuting nets
100% spark energy 9.0 (5.9 – 13.7) 1  
50% spark energy 19.9 (13.2 – 30.0) 2.2 (1.8 – 2.8) <0.001
Experiment: Comparison of average mosquitocollections on transparent sticky film boards close and away from one e-net
row 2 (>25 cm) 26.5 (16.15 – 43.49) 1  
row 1 (<25 cm) 77.63 (62.36 – 96.63) 2.93 (2.08 – 4.13) < 0.001
Experiment: Evaluation of attraction of gravid An. gambiae s.s. to transparent sticky films
without pond 29.4 (21.5 – 40.4) 1  
with pond 47.1 (37.4 – 59.3) 1.6 (1.1 – 2.3) 0.012
site 4 15.3 (11.2 – 20.7) 1  
site 2 38.4 (30.0 – 49.1) 2.5 (1.6 – 4.1) <0.001
Experiment: Comparison of yellow, black and transparent sticky boards for the collection of gravid An. gambiae s.s.
Mosquitoes*    
Transparent sticky film 24.6 (18.4 –32.9) 1a  
Sticky black fly-screen 17.3 (12.0 –25.1) 0.71 (0.39 – 1.26) a 0.240
Yellow sticky film 0.58 (0.32 –1.09) 0.02 (0.01 – 0.05) b <0.001
Eggs*    
Transparent sticky film 478 (356 – 643) 1a  
Sticky black fly-screen 469 (326 – 469) 0.98 (0.80 – 1.20) a 0.841
Yellow sticky film 712 (525 – 712) 1.50 (1.18 – 1.92) b 0.001
Experiment: Comparison of average mosquito collections on yellow sticky film boards mounted under a square of e-nets
row 2 (>25 cm) 5.1 (3.9 – 6.8) 1  
row 1 (<25 cm) 48.1 (40.7 – 56.9) 9.4 (7.7 –11.4) <0.001
inside the square 12 (9.6 – 15.0) 2.3 (1.8 – 3.0) <0.001
  1. Results from generalized linear models for individual experiments.
  2. CI=confidence interval.
  3. OR=odds ratio.
  4. *Multiple comparisons of treatments: treatments denoted with same letter are not significantly different.