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Nest materials and some chemical characteristics of nests of a New World swarm-founding polistine wasp, Polybia paulista (Hymenoptera Vespidae)
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The present result supports the view that amino acid composition of the protein in nests reflects phylogenetical relationships among wasps.
Amino acid composition of the protein in preemergence nests of Polistes (Polistes) riparius, and its similarity to the consubgeneric wasp, P. (P.) chinensis (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
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The kinds and proportion of amino acids of the protein detected from nests of Polistes (Polistes) riparius were very similar to those of a consubgeneric species, P. (P.) chinensis, but were conspicuously different from those of other social wasp genera.
Thermal Characteristics of Nests of the Taiwanese Stingless Bee Trigona ventralis hoozana (Hymenoptera: Apidae)
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Healthy nests of the Taiwanese stingless bee Trigona (Lepidotrigona) ventralis hoozana could tolerate ambient temperatures even lower than 8℃, judging from the elevational distribution limit of this species and corresponding meteorological records.
Intra-colony, inter-colony and seasonal variations of cuticular hydrocarbon profiles in Formica japonica (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)
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Principal component analyses (PCA) showed that variations of cuticular hydrocarbon profiles occurred at intra-colonies, inter-colony and seasonal levels, and the order of importance of variation levels was found to be seasonal variation > inter-Colony variation > intra- colony variation.
Physiological ecology of nest construction and protein flow in pre-emergence colonies of Polistes chinensis (Hymenoptera Vespidae): effects of rainfall and microclimates
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The results suggest that the foundresses may regulate the amounts of oral secretion used for such purposes in response to environmental conditions.
Comparison of investment in nest construction by the foundresses of consubgenericPolistes wasps,P. (polistes) riparius andP. (P.) chinensis (hymenoptera, vespidae)
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Some metric characters of nests built during the founding phase by foundresses were compared between two consubgenericPolistes wasps, P. riparius and P. (P.) chinensis, the former of which inhabit higher latitudes, to show the differences in the investment by foundress of the two species in the construction and maintenance of nests.
Flexibility of first brood production in a claustral ant, Camponotus japonicus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
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The amount of queen weight loss during the founding period was highly correlated with the number of minims, and the numbers of first-batch eggs and minims for artificially fed queens were significantly greater than those for control group queens and for unfed queens, respectively.
The process of colony multiplication in the Sumatran stingless bee Trigona (Tetragonula) laeviceps
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Colony multiplication of the Sumatran stingless bee Trigona (Tetragonula) laeviceps was observed from October 1980 to May 1982 and showed the following steps of swarming: exploration by scout workers for a new nest site, gradual shift of workers transporting resources from the mother colony, arrival of a virgin queen at the new site (not always accompanied by a mass of workers), and rupture of the relation of mother and daughter colonies several days to half a year later.
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