Table 1.

Combinations of dipteran larvae, prey and fluid types used for the (a) digestion experiments, and (b) interaction experiments.

conditiondipteran larvaepreyfluids
(a) digestion experiments (n = 6)
PREY + DIP3 × E. schuitemakeri +
10 × Tripteroides spp.
10 × O. smaragdinacoarse-filtered
PREY ONLYnone10 × O. smaragdinacoarse-filtered
PREY + AMPICILLINnone10 × O. smaragdinamicrobe-free
CONTROLnonenonecoarse-filtered
(b) interaction experiments (n = 3)
CUL + PHOR5 × E. schuitemakeri +
5 × Tripteroides spp.
10 × O. smaragdinacoarse-filtered
CULICIDS10 × Tripteroides spp.10 × O. smaragdinacoarse-filtered
PHORIDS10 × E. schuitemakeri10 × O. smaragdinacoarse-filtered
PREY ONLYnone10 × O. smaragdinacoarse-filtered
CONTROLnonenonecoarse-filtered