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were recorded. The times recorded by the individual groups of the section were then amassed
and collected to develop a large total sample size suitable for statistical analysis: boxplots were
used for visual analysis.
For Day 2, the same eight crosses were performed with new individuals, but without the
measuring of the times; rather, the crosses were observed to ensure copulation, then the labeled
and sealed tubes were collected for later hosting for the eggs. The hosting involved the addition
of two Sa r cophaga fly pupae into each tube for the females to parasitize, and then the
maintenance of the tubes to ensure the proper development of the N asoni a within. After two
weeks of development, the partially-emerged wasps were collected and euthanized, and the sex ratios were tallied. To determine the statistical significance of the data, an ANOVA table of the
results of all the groups together was to be compiled using the statistics software, R. In order for
a difference to be considered statistically significant, for the purposes of this study, a 95%
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