Table 1: Mean number of female mosquitoes that fed from different feeding methods, blood feeding rate along with the results of General Linear Modelling (number of replicates [] = 5).

Feeding techniqueNumber of femalesNumber of blood fedBlood feeding rate (%)

Metal plate300296 ± 2.33​
(293.67–298.33)
98.67 ± 0.77
(97.90–99.44)
Hemotek membrane feeding method300271 ± 2.33​
(268.67–273.33)
90.33 ± 0.77
(97.90–99.44)
Glass plate300251 ± 5.29​
(245.71–256.29)
83.67 ± 1.76
(81.91–85.43)

Note. Values are mean ± SE, range in parenthesis. Different superscript letters in a column show significant differences () as suggested by General Linear Modelling followed by Tukey’s HSD (Honest Significant Difference) at 95% level of significance.