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Table 1.

Experimental protocol used to study the effect of thermal shock on production of F. hepatica or P. daubneyi cercariae. TC, temperature-challenged.

Snail population and parasite Number of snails at exposure Subgroups at day 30 p.e.
Water temperature Number of snails per subgroup Physiological state of snails
(A)
F. hepatica 200 20 °C constantly 81 Controls
Thermal shock 81 TC snails
P. daubneyi 100 20 °C constantly 44 Controls
Thermal shock 45 TC snails
(B)
F. hepatica 200 20 °C constantly 77 Controls
Thermal shock 78 TC snails
P. daubneyi 100 20 °C constantly 39 Controls
Thermal shock 40 TC snails

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