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Field colonies of Macrotermes gilvus (Hagen) and M. carbonarius (Hagen) were experimentally orphaned to examine their potential for producing replacement reproductives. Orphaned colonies were investigated only once for caste composition at selected time intervals at 3, 6, 9 or 12 months after orphaning. Of the 38 orphaned colonies of M. gilvus, 15 colonies(More)
The rejection or acceptance of a foreign reproductive by an alien colony may not always be as straightforward as cue recognition between worker termites. This paper aims to determine whether adoption of foreign reproductives is caused simply by lack of intraspecific aggression or is contingent on the reproductive status of the host colony. In the(More)
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