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Table 1.

Summary of ANOVA of the number of blood meals taken by fleas prior to first oviposition when feeding on different host species at different densities

Effectd.f.MSFP
Host species 0.52 18.59 <0.0001 
Flea species 0.03 0.96 0.33 
Flea density 0.58 20.91 <0.0001 
Host species × flea species 0.00 0.00 0.95 
Host species × flea density 0.25 8.90 <0.0001 
Flea species × flea density 0.01 0.52 0.67 
Hosts species × flea species × flea density 0.04 1.59 0.20 
Error 64 0.03   
Effectd.f.MSFP
Host species 0.52 18.59 <0.0001 
Flea species 0.03 0.96 0.33 
Flea density 0.58 20.91 <0.0001 
Host species × flea species 0.00 0.00 0.95 
Host species × flea density 0.25 8.90 <0.0001 
Flea species × flea density 0.01 0.52 0.67 
Hosts species × flea species × flea density 0.04 1.59 0.20 
Error 64 0.03   

Fleas: Xenopsylla conformis and Xenopsylla ramesis. Hosts: Meriones crassus and Gerbillus dasyurus.

Flea density: 10, 15, 38, or 75 fleas per host.

MS, mean square.

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