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Table 3 Mean numbers ± SE of M. javanica juveniles and P. fimetorum and M. muscaedomesticae mites at different ratios and mortality percentages under laboratory conditions

From: Parasitus fimetorum and Macrocheles muscaedomesticae (Acarina:Parasitidae, Macrochelidae) as Natural Predators of the Root Knot Nematode, Meloidogyne javanica Treub

TreatmentsMean numbers ± SE of M. javanica juveniles (days post-treatments)
102030
M. + P. + Mac. (1000:10:10)708.67 ± 28.69b583.33 ± 9.82b304.67 ± 18.82b
M. + P. + Mac. (1000:20:20)569.33 ± 5.46c428.67 ± 9.40c263.67 ± 9.39c
M. + P. + Mac. (1000:50:50)319.33 ± 62.36d351.0 ± 19.69d121.67 ± 2.03d
Nematode only956.00 ± 5.29a866.33 ± 4.67a668.67 ± 1.86a
LSD 5%122.375.462.3
 Mean numbers ± SE of P. fimetorum and M. muscaedomesticae
M. + P. + Mac. (1000:10:10)8.67 ± 0.33c
7.67 ± 0.33c
6.67 ± 0.33d
7.00 ± 0.58d
5.67 ± 0.33c
6.00 ± 0.58c
M. + P. + Mac. (1000:20:20)15.67 ± 0.88b
14.33 ± 1.20b
14.00 ± 0.58c
9.00 ± 0.58d
11.67 ± 0.88b
7.67 ± 0.88c
M. + P. + Mac. (1000:50:50)40 ± 3.06a
43 ± 1.73a
38.67 ± 2.19b
42.67 ± 1.20a
35.67 ± 3.48a
36.33 ± 1.20a
LSD 5%3.12.92.7
 Reduction percentages of M. javanica juveniles
M. + P. + Mac. (1000:10:10)25.8732.6754.44* (37.66)
M. + P. + Mac. (1000:20:20)40.4550.5260.57* (50.51)
M. + P. + Mac. (1000:50:50)66.6059.4881.80* (69.29)
  1. *Numbers between brackets presented overall reduction
  2. Means in each column followed by the same letters are not significantly different at 5% level