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Table 1 Culture parameters of the experiments

From: Benchmarking vector arthropod culture: an example using the African malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae)

Treatment Starting number (L1s) Liquid Volume
(ml)
Density
(larvae /ml)
Feeding schedule Diet volume
(ml)
Diet concentration % w/v
Low diet 128 30 4.3 Alternate days 0.64 0.5
Medium diet 128 30 4.3 Alternate days 0.64 1.0
High diet 128 30 4.3 Alternate days 0.64 2.0
SOP 750 175 4.3 According to the SOP According to the SOP 2.0
  1. * Feeding regime according to the SOP (Additional file 1) as follows - Days 1 and 3: 5ml, Day 4: 7ml, Day 5: 10ml, Days 6 and 7: 10-12ml, thereafter: by judgement