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Table 5 Influence of initial CV, initial number of spiders, and Treatment, on CV at the end of the experimental period

From: Relatedness facilitates cooperation in the subsocial spider, Stegodyphus tentoriicola

Source F p
CV at start 0.09 0.89
Initial number of spiders 5.21 0.03
Treatment 8.19 0.007
Initial number of spiders × treatment 1.89 0.18
  1. ANCOVA: One outlier had to be removed to achieve a normal distribution of the residuals (whole model, r2 = 0.33, F3,34 = 5.47, p = 0.004). Inclusion of the outlier removes the significance of the factor "initial number of spiders" but does not change qualitative results of the other factors.