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Table 1 Mean proportions (± s.e.) of An. gambiae s.s. eggs hatched on damp soil at different distances from a simulated breeding site and mean proportions (± s.e.) of eggs that hatched after 3 days after placement in water. Different letters within the second column indicate significant differences (P < 0.05) between the treatments as determined by Tukey HSD post hoc comparisons.

From: Egg hatching, larval movement and larval survival of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae in desiccating habitats

Treatment Proportion hatched on damp soil within 3 days Proportion additionally hatched in water on the 4th day
0 cm 0.79 ± 0.14 a 0.012 ± 0.027
2 cm 0.30 ± 0.12 b 0.120 ± 0.121
5 cm 0.67 ± 0.20 a 0.024 ± 0.026
10 cm 0.54 ± 0.18 ab 0.075 ± 0.034
Control (in water) 0.85 ± 0.05 a