Table 8.

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

Comparison/VariablePreyDirectionalityPrey typeF-ratioPrey typeDirectionalityPrey typeF-ratio
Cricket vs field cricket
   Trial durationCricket=Field cricket1.25Cricket=Field cricket0.01
   Transport stage durationCricket< Field cricket 5.60*Cricket=Field cricket1.80
   Number of transportsCricket< Field cricket 9.89**Cricket=Field cricket2.50
   SC phase duration Cricket >Field cricket11.94***Cricket< Field cricket 5.52*
   SC as % of cycle Cricket >Field cricket5.57*Cricket< Field cricket 6.38*
   Gape cycle duration Cricket >Field cricket15.91***Cricket=Field cricket0.01
Waxworm vs mealworm Tiliqua Pogona
   Trial durationWaxworm=Mealworm0.11Waxworm=Mealworm1.31
   Transport stage durationWaxworm=Mealworm0.07Waxworm=Mealworm1.48
   Number of transportsWaxworm=Mealworm0.008Waxworm=Mealworm1.71
   SC phase durationWaxworm=Mealworm0.67Waxworm=Mealworm0.98
   SC as % of cycleWaxworm=Mealworm1.65Waxworm=Mealworm0.00
   Gape cycle duration Waxworm >Mealworm8.89**Waxworm=Mealworm1.09
  • Bold type indicates the prey item associated with the larger kinematic value. SC, slow close phase of the gape cycle

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