Table 1 Summary of treatments used in bioassays on Kuschelorhynchus macadamiae in the laboratory.

From: Transmission of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana to adults of Kuschelorhynchus macadamiae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from infected adults and conidiated cadavers

Treatments Bioassay I Bioassays II & III
Donorsa Recipients Donorsb Recipients
Control 10 10
1:1 5 5 5 5
1:2 4 8 4 8
1:5 2 10 2 10
1:10 1 10 1 10
1:20 1 20 1 20
Positive control 12
  1. aThe number of fungus-infected adults used as donors in the experiment. The fungus-infected adults were initially painted with permanent red pen ink and infected with fungal suspension at their LC95 conidial concentrations, followed by high humidity incubation (> 95% RH) for 24 h before being introduced to the recipients.
  2. bThe number of conidiated cadavers used as the donors in the experiments.