Table 3.

Results of a three-way ANOVA to test for the effect of the treatment (dilute vs medium vs concentrated solution), the day that the measures were done (Monday to Friday) and the manipulation of brood item number (150 vs 300 brood items) on the volume of sucrose solution ingested per colony

Source of variationMean squaresd.f.FP
Between colonies
   Treatment (sucrose concentration)0.1172272.640.001
   Brood manipulation0.017139.080.001
   Treatment × Brood manipulation0.005210.740.001
Within colonies
   Day0.0144168.890.001
   Day × treatment0.0208249.580.001
   Day × brood manipulation0.00040.700.591
   Day × treatment × brood manipulation0.00187.700.001