Table 4: Isolation of Beauveria bassiana, Metarhizium anisopliae, and Paecilomyces sp. inside ant nests and in soil control samples.

Beauveria bassiana isolationControl Total
NoYes

NESTNo50 (82.0%)7 (11.5%)57 (93.4%)
Yes2 (3.3%)2 (3.3%)4 (6.6%)

Total52 (85.3%)9 (14.8%)61 (100%)

Metarhizium anisopliae isolationControl Total
NoYes

NESTNo46 (75.4%)5 (8.2%)51 (83.6%)
Yes5 (8.2%)5 (8.2%)10 (16.4%)

Total51 (83.6%)10 (16.4%)61 (100%)

Paecilomyces sp. isolationControl Total
NoYes

NESTNo40 (65.6%)10 (16.4%)50 (82.0%)
Yes2 (3.3%)9 (14.8%)11 (18.0%)

Total42 (68.9%)19 (31.2%)61 (100%)