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Tunnel Orientation and Search Pattern Sequence of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
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Tunnel distribution was similar whether wood was present or absent at the foraging sites, suggesting that foragers respond to structural anomalies in the substrate rather than simply to the presence of food. Expand
Effect of Average Worker Size on Tunneling Behavior of Formosan Subterranean Termite Colonies
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The results indicate that a foraging group's average worker size can affect tunnel pattern and that groups composed of larger workers are better tunnelers, but groups of smaller sized workers are able to make up the difference over time. Expand
Food location and discrimination by subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae).
Abstract Tunnel construction by Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki is initially random, with tunnels radiating outwardin a uniform circular distribution from the point of origin. The degree of branchingExpand
Behavioral Response of the Formosan Subterranean Termite to Borate-Treated Wood
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Foragers of the Formosan subterranean termite were allowed to tunnel in two dimensional, sand filled arenas containing Douglas-fir wafers pressure treated with disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (DOT) to an average retention of 1.77% BAE, indicating that the delayed avoid- ance was related to the location of the treated wood rather than to recognition of the chemical treatment. Expand
Foraging Behavior of the Formosan Subterranean Termite ( Isoptera : Rhinotermitidae ) in Response to Borate Treated Wood
Foragers of the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, were allowed to tunnel in two dimensional, sand filled arenas containing Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii [Mirb.]Expand
Comparison of tunneling in the laboratory and field by the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae).
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Observations on tunneling in the field over a three-day period indicated that tunneling rate may also be related to air temperature, with a lag effect, and population estimates suggested that colony size could be a factor. Expand
A COMP ARISON of TUNNELING by TWO COLONIES of the FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE in the FIELD and LABORATORY
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The objective of this experiment was to observe tunneling by Formosan subterranean termites in the field and to compare the results to tunneling behavior of the same species observed in laboratory arenas. Expand