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Table 2 Number of female spiders per sample that were used to determine the PtVg4 expression

From: Vitellogenins in the spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum – expression profile and putative hormonal regulation of vitellogenesis

Stage of tested development Number of spiders per sample
Midgut glands Ovaries
Penultimate nymphal stage 10 20
Last nymphal stage 5 10
Day of sexual maturity was reached 5 5
Three days after mating 5 5
Day of the first oviposition 3 3
  1. The number of P. tepidariorum females that were used to prepare one sample from the midgut glands and ovaries to determine any fluctuations in the Vg expression at various ages