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Laboratory rearing systems are useful models for studying Rhinotermitid behavior. Information on the biology of fungus-growing termites, however, is limited because of the difficulty of rearing colonies in the laboratory settings. The physical structure of termite nests makes it impossible to...

Author(s)
Li HongJie; Yang MengYi; Chen Yonger; Zhu Na; Lee ChowYang; Wei JiQian; Mo JianChu
Publisher
Entomological Society of America, Annapolis, USA
Citation
Journal of Economic Entomology, 2015, 108, 1, pp 266-273
Abstract

The organisation of work in social insect colonies is discussed. Aspects considered include: internal factors; external factors; models of task allocation; what determines the task of an individual; and the evolution of task allocation.

Author(s)
Gordon, D. M.
Citation
Nature (London), 1996, 380, 6570, pp 121-124
Abstract

An array of eight microphones, all at a distance of 15 cm, was used to make simultaneous recordings of the sounds emitted by courting male Omocestus viridulus. In this species, the movement pattern for sound production differs in the two hindlegs, and in most cases the leg facing the female moves...

Author(s)
Michelsen, A.; Elsner, N.
Citation
Journal of Experimental Biology, 1999, 202, 12, pp 1571-1577
Abstract

Male behaviour and regulation of worker mating were observed in Indonesian Pachycondyla sp. The colonies had some mated workers but only one gamergate (mated and egg-laying workers). Males frequently tried to mate with workers in their natal nests irrespective of worker age and dominance rank,...

Author(s)
Ito, F.
Citation
Journal of Insect Behavior, 1999, 12, 2, pp 193-198
Abstract

Inter-individual behavioural actions (grooming, trophallaxes, feeding with solid food and carrying with mouth-parts) of Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) were visually scrutinized to give the frequency of each action among castes and stages. Although most of the castes/stages...

Author(s)
Iwata, R.; Monden, A.; Yoshikawa, T.; Kikuchi, T.; Yamane, A.
Citation
Sociobiology, 1999, 34, 1, pp 45-64
Abstract

Empirical data concerning the occurrence of task partitioning in insect societies is reviewed with the general aim of drawing broad conclusions about its prevalence and diversity. The potential costs and benefits of task partitioning are also considered. The data show that task partitioning occurs...

Author(s)
Ratnieks, F. L. W.; Anderson, C.
Citation
Insectes Sociaux, 1999, 46, 2, pp 95-108
Abstract

A mechanism for co-operative load transport was detected in Messor barbarus during studies in the field in Spain in May. Workers co-operated sequentially, transferring the load from one to another and thus forming what might be termed a transport chain. Although most of the colony's workers could...

Author(s)
Reyes, J. L.; Fernández Haeger, J.
Citation
Insectes Sociaux, 1999, 46, 2, pp 119-125
Abstract

Intraspecific colony recognition in Macrotermes subhyalinus and M. bellicosus was investigated during January-May 1996 and January-March 1997 in Comoe National park, Cote d'Ivoire. Behavioural tests with major workers and minor soldiers were performed using neutral arenas in covered plastic dishes. ...

Author(s)
Jmhasly, P.; Leuthold, R. H.
Citation
Insectes Sociaux, 1999, 46, 2, pp 164-170
Abstract

An ethogram type study was performed at 27±2°C and 80 ± 10% RH on representative colonies of Kalotermes flavicollis to investigate the behavioural repertoires of replacement kings and queens. The observations suggested a sex-based behavioural specialisation in the two reproductives, affecting...

Author(s)
Maistrello, L.; Sbrenna, G.
Citation
Insectes Sociaux, 1999, 46, 2, pp 186-191
Abstract

Following observations in California, during, 1993-95, the existence of both semi-claustral founding and worker-type behaviour are reported in new gynes of Messor andrei. Worker-type behaviour may be a non-adaptive corollary of semi-claustral colony founding, and represents little cost to colony...

Author(s)
Brown, M. J. F.
Citation
Insectes Sociaux, 1999, 46, 2, pp 194-195

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