Table 2.

Best-fit mixed linear models describing the effects of species, sex, pH and their interactions on life history parameters of Aedes aegypti and Ochlerotatus taeniorhynchus from mixed linear models

Effectn.d.f.d.d.f.F value
Days to pupation
   Species111934.97***
   Sex11197.58**
   Species×sex11190.04NS
   pH21198.25***
   Species×pH21192.46
   Sex×pH21190.61NS
   Species×sex×pH21193.97*
Wet mass
   Species1119521.32***
   Sex1119369.38***
   Species×sex11191.42NS
   pH21192.37
   Species×pH21191.92NS
   Sex×pH21190.74NS
   Species×sex×pH21190.31NS
Growth rate, wet mass
   Species1119387.23***
   Sex1119122.79***
   Species×sex11190.52NS
   pH21198.87***
   Species×pH21191.17NS
   Sex×pH21190.83NS
   Species×sex×pH21193.00
  • n.d.f., numerator degrees of freedom; d.d.f., denominator degrees of freedom.

  • *** P<0.001

  • ** 0.001<P<0.01

  • * 0.01<P<0.05

  • 0.05<P<0.1

  • NS , P>0.1