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Table 2 Reproductive performance of laying snails fed with roughages and concentrate with different leaf proteins

From: Reproductive performance of laying snails (Archachatina marginata) fed on roughages and different concentrate mixes

  UPWP GNCD GLLM MOLM LLLM ± SEM p value
Initial weight (g/snail) 153.57 165.53 156.33 151.27 174.53 3.75 0.83
Final weight (g/snail) 211.36b 259.45a 241.16a 246.00a 259.26a 7.70 0.04
Weight gain (g/d/snail) 0.69c 1.24a 1.13b 1.13b 1.01b 0.03 0.03
Feed intake (g/snail/day) 4.87a 2.69b 2.62b 2.60b 2.6.0b 0.30 0.03
Average egg laid per snail 2.26c 5.07b 8.13a 6.07ab 6.87ab 2.07 0.04
Hatchability of eggs (%) 60.47c 82.35b 83.76b 90.48a 93.20a 3.26 0.01
Fertility of eggs (%) 66.15d 74.73c 76.97c 82.35b 94.50a 2.84 0.03
Embryo mortality 39.53a 17.65b 16.24b 9.52bc 6.80c 5.05 0.03
No. of juveniles per snail 1.21c 3.55b 7.97a 5.29ab 6.88a 0.86 0.02
  1. abc: means along the same row with different superscripts are significantly (p < 0.05) different