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Table 3 Generation-dependent predation rates (mean ± SE) of Neoseiulus cucumeris fed on Tetranychus urticae

From: Cost-effective and efficient factitious prey for mass production of Neoseiulus cucumeris (Acari: Phytoseiidae): assessing its quality compared with natural prey

Parameter G1 G10 G20 G30
Net predation rate (C0) (prey) 467.48 ± 66.808a 260.35 ± 35.114b 166.34 ± 21.262c 237.88 ± 39.490bc
Transformation rate (Qp) (prey per viable predator egg) 25.89 ± 2.716a 48.85 ± 31.799ab 13.93 ± 2.483b 34.39 ± 34.862ab
Stable predation rate (ψ) (prey/day) 11.37 ± 0.490a 8.45 ± 0.530b 4.15 ± 0.234c 8.68 ± 0.502b
Finite predation rate (ω) (prey/day) 13.41 ± 0.694a 9.43 ± 0.668b 4.86 ± 0.320c 9.79 ± 0.791b
  1. G generation; the means followed by different letters in the same row are significantly different between treatments using the paired bootstrap test at 5% significance level