Table 6.

F-ratios, significance levels and directionality of differences in kinematic variables for two prey mass comparisons (field cricket versus locust and mealworm versus superworm) in Tiliqua and Pogona

Comparison/VariablePrey typeDirectionalityPrey typeF-ratioPrey typeDirectionalityPrey typeF-ratio
Field cricket vs locust
   Trial durationField cricket< Locust 18.94***Field cricket< Locust 17.65***
   Transport stage durationField cricket< Locust 22.59***Field cricket< Locust 6.50*
   Number of transportsField cricket< Locust 5.55*Field cricket=Locust0.343
   SO phase durationField cricket< Locust 20.97***Field cricket< Locust 301.61***
   SO as % of cycleField cricket< Locust 14.95***Field cricket< Locust 189.07***
   Gape cycle durationField cricket< Locust 138.63***Field cricket< Locust 388.83***
Mealworm vs superworm
   Trial durationMealworm< Superworm 7.36*Mealworm< Superworm 24.46***
   Transport stage durationMealworm< Superworm 10.81**Mealworm< Superworm 23.84***
   Number of transportsMealworm< Superworm 10.75**Mealworm< Superworm 13.39***
   SO phase durationMealworm< Superworm 9.66**Mealworm< Superworm 10.91***
   SO as % of cycleMealworm=Superworm0.02Mealworm=Superworm2.41
   Gape cycle durationMealworm< Superworm 28.47***Mealworm< Superworm 30.566***
  • Bold type indicates the prey item associated with the larger kinematic value. SO, slow open phase of the gape cycle

    Significant difference at *P<0.05, **P<0.01, ***P<0.001