Table 5-5. Total number of ovarioles (mean standard error) in insects from each of five
treatment groups upon post-mortem dissection.
Treatment Number of Ovarioles
AL 53.38 0.488
AL-R at 5th 53.00 + 0.453
AL-R at Ov 53.23 + 0.556
R 50.86 1.262
R-AL at 5th 51.33 + 0.449
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 adults. Although the omnibus F-value
was significant (F4,53 = 3.387, p = 0.015), Tukey's Honestly Significant Difference post hoc test
found no significant differences among treatment groups. Results of a less conservative post hoc
test (the Least Significant Difference test) indicated that initially restricted insects (groups R and
R-AL at 5th) had significantly fewer ovarioles than initially ad libitum insects (groups AL, AL-R
at 5th, and AL-R at Ov) (p < 0.05 for all significant comparisons).