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Table 1 Comparison between mean absolute numbers of Anopheles arabiensis eggs, collected from either small rearing cages (SRCs) or mass-rearing cages (MRCs) and counted using a stereomicroscope, and the number of eggs expected based on previously measured correlation between egg number and weight

From: Large-scale Anopheles arabiensis egg quantification methods for mass-rearing operations

Number of eggs expected Number of eggs counted (mean ± SE (N))
SRCs P MRCs P
1000 989 ± 11 (14) ns 896 ± 23 (6) ns
3000 3032 ± 39 (6) ns 2557 ± 80 (6) *
4000 4270 ± 32 (6) ns 3737 ± 137 (6) *
  1. A Chi square test was performed for all pairs of egg numbers except between cage type (SRCs and MRCs)
  2. * Significant difference with P < 0.0001, ns no significant difference (P > 0.05). se standard error and (N) number of assessed samples of eggs