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Table 1.

Circulating steroid hormone concentrations, change in body mass,vitellogenic follicle diameter, and fat body score on day 7 of the study in both pre-reproductive and vitellogenic females on different diets and CORT treatments

[Circulating steroid hormone] (ng ml-1)
DietProgesteroneTestosteroneEstradiolChange in mass (g)Follicle diameter (mm)Fat body score (0–3)
Pre-reproductive       
   Ad libitum       
      Control 0.53±0.10 0.06±0.01 0.34±0.09 0.08±0.12 – 1.6±0.2 
      CORT-treated 1.99±0.63 0.10±0.03 0.48±0.11 0.19±0.21 – 1.8±0.1 
   Restricted       
      Control 1.00±0.30 0.16±0.07 0.20±0.06 -0.11±0.03 – 1.1±0.1 
      CORT-treated 0.94±0.17 0.09±0.02 0.31±0.20 -0.14±0.06 – 1.5±0.2 
Vitellogenic       
   Ad libitum       
      Control 0.68±0.20 0.36±0.19 0.70±0.40 0.50±0.12 2.77±0.57 1.8±0.1 
      CORT-treated 2.77±1.24 0.41±0.26 0.23±0.06 0.38±0.12 2.32±0.46 1.6±0.2 
   Restricted       
      Control 1.38±0.71 0.09±0.03 0.10±0.03 -0.28±0.07 1.52±0.18 0.7±0.2 
      CORT-treated 3.04±1.26 0.12±0.02 0.13±0.02 -0.22±0.08 1.20±0.52 0.9±0.2 
[Circulating steroid hormone] (ng ml-1)
DietProgesteroneTestosteroneEstradiolChange in mass (g)Follicle diameter (mm)Fat body score (0–3)
Pre-reproductive       
   Ad libitum       
      Control 0.53±0.10 0.06±0.01 0.34±0.09 0.08±0.12 – 1.6±0.2 
      CORT-treated 1.99±0.63 0.10±0.03 0.48±0.11 0.19±0.21 – 1.8±0.1 
   Restricted       
      Control 1.00±0.30 0.16±0.07 0.20±0.06 -0.11±0.03 – 1.1±0.1 
      CORT-treated 0.94±0.17 0.09±0.02 0.31±0.20 -0.14±0.06 – 1.5±0.2 
Vitellogenic       
   Ad libitum       
      Control 0.68±0.20 0.36±0.19 0.70±0.40 0.50±0.12 2.77±0.57 1.8±0.1 
      CORT-treated 2.77±1.24 0.41±0.26 0.23±0.06 0.38±0.12 2.32±0.46 1.6±0.2 
   Restricted       
      Control 1.38±0.71 0.09±0.03 0.10±0.03 -0.28±0.07 1.52±0.18 0.7±0.2 
      CORT-treated 3.04±1.26 0.12±0.02 0.13±0.02 -0.22±0.08 1.20±0.52 0.9±0.2 

Values are means ± s.e.m. See text for description of dietary and CORT treatment groups

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