It was significantly different from the CPPB (8.0 days) and IRT (6.34 days) while, at par with CSWS (2.34 days).
Nine CPPB (three for each replication) of three inches length with 1.90 inches diameter while, twenty- four holes drilled to each plastic bottle homogeneously all around and stuffed with wet surgical cotton wool.
In the IRT method, the cotton stainer laid (6.00) significantly higher mean number of egg batches as compared to CSS (2.67), without soil (2.33) and statistically similar to CPPB (1.33) (Table I).
It was significantly higher 24.67 mean number of eggs batch-1 than in CSS and statistically similar with difference of 21.67 and 3.33 cotton CSWS and CPPB methods respectively (Table I), having C.V.
The mean shortest longevity value of cotton stainer in CSS method was significantly different from the CPPB (8.0 days) and IRT (6.34 days) (Table I) having C.V.=37.16% and P = 0.0132; while the value was statistically at par with CSWS (2.34 days).
Longest longevity of cotton stainer was recorded 23.67 days in CPPB. It was significantly 5.34 days higher in CSS method while, statistically at par recorded in CSWS 2.34 days and IRT methods 1.34 days (Table I), having C.V.=5.39% and P = 0.0028.
Lowest transformed percent mortality of cotton stainer was 51.81 achieved in CPPB method.