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Colony Founding by Queens of the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta
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The method by which newly mated queens of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, found new colonies was investigated and optimum temperature was found to be between 27.5 and 32°C. Expand
Growth and Development of Colonies of the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta
A study of new colonies of Solenopsis invicta Buren showed that from their inception in early May until fall when weather stops development, the colonies had grown from a single queen and 15–20Expand
Foraging Territories of Imported Fire Ants
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Field studies show that definite foraging territories do exist and that they are easily defined, and that each colony operates as an isolated unit. Expand
The Seasonal Life Cycle of the Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis saevissima richteri, on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi
During 1968, examinations of over 150 mounds of the imported fire ant, Solenopsis saevissima richteri Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) were made in the vicinity of Gulfport, Mississippi. The ant wasExpand
Regional Variation in the Seasonal Activity of the Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis saevissima richteri
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Threshold levels for various types of activity were found to be uniformly temperature-dependent in all parts of the range of the imported fire ant, Solenopsis saevissima richteri Forel. Expand