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Table 1

Life history traits of lice fed on in vitro system.

Average days of feeding to second instar Average days of feeding to third instar Average days of feeding to adult Eggs laid (by day 30) % of eggs hatching
Trial 1 (n = 10) 5 (n = 10) 10.2 (n = 10) 15.25 (n = 8) 64 (n = 5 females) 96.8% (62/64)
Trial 2 (n = 10) 5 (n = 10) 10.1 (n = 10) 15.25 (n = 8) 32 (n = 4 females) 78.1% (25/32)
Trial 3 (n = 10) 5 (n = 10) 10.2 (n = 10) 15.75 (n = 8) 56 (n = 5 females) 100% (56/56)
Average 5 (n = 30) 10.17 (n = 30) 15. 42 (n = 24) 10.8/female 94% (143/152)

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