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KRUGER, Rodrigo Ferreira; RIBEIRO, Paulo Bretanha; ERTHAL, Simone Giehl and DESOUZA, Og. Reproduction and survival of Muscina stabulans under laboratory conditions. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2010, vol.40, n.3, pp. 674-677. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782010000300030.
This is the first published report concerning reproduction and survival using life table analyses of fertility and survival for Muscina stabulans maintained under laboratory conditions with artificial diets. The intrinsic rate of growth, reproduction rate and average generational time were obtained, suggesting a rapid population growth under these rearing conditions. These findings permitted the creation of time models of survival and oviposition, as well as a quantitative estimate of the adaptation capacity of this species.
Keywords : life table; survival analysis; population growth.