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Table 1 Comparison of the maintenance conditions used in the small cage and semi-field colonies of An. arabiensis studied here

From: Colonization of malaria vectors under semi-field conditions as a strategy for maintaining genetic and phenotypic similarity with wild populations

Description Small cage colony Semi-field colony
Founding individuals 1,800/line ~3,000
Containment size 35 × 35 × 35 cm 21 × 9.1 × 7.1 m
Environmental control Ambient Ambient
Larval food Tetramin Natural (microbial growth)
Adult food Glucose solution (10%) Natural (plant sugars)
Blood meal source Human Cow