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Table 1 Mean (±SEM) number of C. formosanus in a paired choice test where tubes were filled with substrate treated with fungal spores at the indicated concentrations, after 24 h exposure

From: Mortality and repellent effects of microbial pathogens on Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)

  Number of termite in tubes
Treatment Treated Control
I. fumosorosea 10 6 spores/g
Sand 36.3 ± 13.5a* 60.2 ± 17.3a
Soil 96.1 ± 11.1a 77.4 ± 10.6a
Sawdust 92.5 ± 9.6a 72.8 ± 10.2a
I. fumosorosea 10 8 spores/g
Sand 46.0 ± 6.5a 50.8 ± 4.5a
Soil 71.3 ± 16.0a 82.7 ± 17.1a
Sawdust 49.3 ± 9.8a 56.1 ± 9.7a
M. anisopliae 10 6 spores/g
Sand 23.9 ± 5.5a 45.0 ± 13.0a
Soil 82.3 ± 7.4a 76.0 ± 7.0a
Sawdust 93.4 ± 9.2a 62.7 ± 9.3a
M. anisopliae 10 8 spores/g
Sand 12.3 ± 2.0a 23.0 ± 5.9a
Soil 78.3 ± 12.6a 77.6 ± 12.8a
Sawdust 31.0 ± 3.9a 36.5 ± 4.5a
  1. * Values with the same letter are not significantly different, P ≤ 0.05.