Table 1

Rattlesnakes discriminate between non-envenomated and envenomated mice

Sample

NE

E

t


Venom (n = 7)

32 (8.45)

83 (15.9)

3.67**

29

71 (5.65)

3.76**


Mean number of tongue flicks and mean percent (lower values) tongue flicks (s.e.m.) directed at non-envenomated (NE) and envenomated (E) mice by Crotalus atrox when mice were envenomated by whole crude venom. Single-sample t-test was conducted on mean percentages where mean percent to E mice were compared with 50%, the value expected under the null hypothesis; df = 6. Because the two means are not independent, the same t value but with the opposite sign would be obtained for each mean. For raw data, see Additional file 1, Table S1. ** P < 0.01.

Saviola et al. BMC Biology 2013 11:20   doi:10.1186/1741-7007-11-20

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