Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2012 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Effects of Soil Quality Enhancement on Pollinator-Plant Interactions

Table 3

Bombus impatiens survival, weight, and ovary length of bees in queenless micro-colonies fed flowers from plants grown on CF or VC-amended soil. Values represent means ± SE for 9 replicates. Means within rows followed by the same superscript letter are not significantly different (Tukey’s mean separation test, ).

Response variableCFVC

Survival (%)81.6 ± 7.99a96.3 ± 6.33a
Weight (mg)371 ± 19.8a426 ± 25.0a
Ovary length (mm)3.4 ± 0.77a5.0 ± 0.41b