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Table 1

A Biometrical Study of the Influence of Size of Brood Cell
Upon the Size and Variability of the Honeybee

(Apis mellifera L.)
by Roy A. Grout, 1931

Table 1.

Influence of Size of Cell Upon Size of Bee. (Colony 25)

Measurement Taken Size of Cell A Mean Diff. of A and B Size of Cell B Mean Diff. of B and C Size of Cell C Mean Diff. of A and C
M +/- M.D. +/- M +/- M.D. +/- M +/- M.D. +/-
Dry weight in mgs. 13.10000

+/- 0.0939

2.0302*

+/- 0.1427

15.1302

+/- 0.1075

4.6876*

+/- 0.2960

19.8178

+/- 0.2758

6.7178*

+/- 0.2913

Length of right fore wing in mm. 9.6075

+/- 0.0229

0.0578*

+/- 0.0277

9.6655

+/- 0.0155

0.0856*

+/- 0.0234

9.7509

+/- 0.0175

0.1434*

+/- 0.0288

Width of right fore wing in mm. 3.2836

+/- 0.0109

0.0345*

+/- 0.0141

3.3181

+/- 0.0090

0.0381*

+/- 0.0120

3.3562

+/- 0.0079

0.0726*

+/- 0.0135

Sum of width of 3 and 4 tergites in mm. 4.8545

+/- 0.0148

0.1087*

+/- 0.0223

4.9632

+/- 0.0167

0.0721*

+/- 0.0235

5.0353

+/- 0.0165

0.1808*

+/- 0.0222

Length of proboscis in mm. 6.5916

+/- 0.0190

0.0614*

+/- 0.0224

6.6530

+/- 0.0118

0.0750*

+/- 0.0188

6.7280

+/- 0.0146

0.1364*

+/- 0.0240

Length of mentum in mm. 1.7477

+/- 0.0062

0.0261*

+/- 0.0082

1.7733

+/- 0.0053

0.0020

+/- 0.0079

1.7758

+/- 0.0059

0.0281*

+/- 0.0086

Length of glossa in mm. 4.2832

+/- 0.0147

0.0517*

+/- 0.0172

4.5349

+/- 0.0090

0.0551*

+/- 0.0152

4.3880

+/- 0.0125

0.1048*

+/- 0.0192

Length of glossa and mentum in mm. 6.0316

+/- 0.0164

0.0771*

+/- 0.0196

6.1087

+/- 0.0107

0.0551*

+/- 0.0175

6.1638

+/- 0.0138

0.1322*

+/- 0.0214

*Mean difference is statistically significant.