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Table 2 Mean (±SEM) number of C. formosanus in a paired choice test where tubes were filled with substrate treated with Bacillus thuringiensis strain ATCC 33679 at a concentration of 10 9 propagules/g, after 24 h exposure

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

  Number of termites in tubes
Treatment Treated Control
Cells
Sand 43.5 ± 15.0a* 66.5 ± 17.1a
Soil 51.6 ± 8.9a 82.0 ± 10.9a
Sawdust 29.3 ± 6.6a 130.8 ± 9.6b
Spores
Sand 32.9 ±14.3a 26.1 ± 6.7a
Soil 70.2 ± 10.6a 77.1 ± 12.2a
Sawdust 65.8 ± 7.3a 70.5 ± 13.8a
50% Cells + 50% Spores
Sand 31.5 ± 4.4a 88.3 ± 12.3b
Soil 41.1 ± 8.4a 60.3 ± 12.6a
Sawdust 66.3 ± 11.9a 66.8 ± 12.0a
  1. * Values with the same letter are not significantly different, P ≤ 0.05.