Table 5-3. Relative mass ( standard error) at the adult molt of insects in five treatment groups,
calculated as the ratio of actual to predicted body mass as determined by allometric
analysis (see text for statistical analyses).
Treatment Actual Mass/Predicted Mass
AL 1.087 0.016a
AL-R at 5th 0.977 0.016b
AL-R at Ov 1.093 + 0.020a
R 0.995 0.014b
R-AL at 5th 1.148 + 0.013a
Abbreviations: AL = ad libitum, R = restricted. See Figure 5-1 for a description of diet
treatments. Sample sizes are the same as in Figure 5-2 for juveniles. Values with different
superscripts are significantly different among treatment groups.