Table 1

Brood intake in the between-species comparison
Larvae Pupae
Sham control (%) Dead fungus (%) Live fungus (%) Wald-χ2 d.f. P Sham control (%) Dead fungus (%) Live fungus (%) Wald-χ2 d.f. P
C. smithi 75 67 67 3.110 2 0.211 67 46 21 11.53 2 0.003
Li. humile 75 58 67 0.993 2 0.609 63 42 50 3.029 2 0.220
La. neglectus 75 75 75 0.270 2 0.874 75 75 75 0.208 2 0.901
P. punctata 100 100 100 < 0.001 2 1.000 100 100 100 < 0.001 2 1.000

Percentage of larvae and pupae (treated with either sham control, dead or live fungus) taken into the brood chamber by ant species with either naked (C. smithi and Li. humile) or cocooned pupae (La. neglectus and P. punctata). Statistics for brood intake rates originate from the Cox mixed-effects model. Significant P values (with α = 0.05) are denoted in bold.

Tragust et al.

Tragust et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013 13:225   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-225

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