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Effects of Sugar-Treated Foods on Preference and Nitrogen Fixation in Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) and Reticulitermes virginicus (Banks) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
Abstract Information on feeding by subterranean termites is important because of their status as major pests in urban areas and their roles in forest nutrient cycles, in which they degrade woodExpand
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Seasonal patterns of nitrogen fixation in termites
1. Termite nitrogenase activity was highest in autumn and spring (≈ 3 μg N2 fixed termite fresh mass (g)–1 day–1) and lowest in winter and summer (≈ 0·8 μg N2 fixed termite fresh mass (g)–1 day–1).Expand
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BACTERICIDAL AND FUNGICIDAL ACTIVITY OF ANT CHEMICALS ON FEATHER PARASITES: AN EVALUATION OF ANTING BEHAVIOR AS A METHOD OF SELF-MEDICATION IN SONGBIRDS
Abstract Songbirds apply ants to their feathers during anting behavior, possibly as a method of reducing feather parasites. We tested polar and nonpolar ant secretions and pure formic acid forExpand
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Measuring wood preference in termites
Feeding preferences of xylophagous termites have been determined by comparing differences in wood biomass removed, percentage of wood consumed or degree of damage rated in arbitrary categories. WhenExpand
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Effect of Temperature and Termite Starvation on Phagocytosis by Protozoan Symbionts of the Eastern Subterranean Termite Reticulitermes flavipes Kollar
A bstractMany termite species rely on intestinal protozoan symbionts to digest their cellulosic foods. We examined cellulose acquisition by the symbionts of the Eastern subterranean termiteExpand
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Leaf-cutting ants and avoided plants: Defences against Atta texana attack
SummaryLeaf-cutting ants (Formicidae; Attini) characteristically never attack some common plant species in their habitats. These plants may be defended against the ants in several ways. In Texas,Expand
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Ampicillin, tetracycline and urea as protozoicides for symbionts of Reticulitermes flavipes and R. virginicus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
The development of palatable baits for the suppresion of pest termites relies on combining phagostimulants with slow-acting toxicants that termite foragers carry back to the colony and distribute toExpand
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