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The waggle dance of the honey bee: Which bees following a dancer successfully acquire the information?
- T. Judd
- ArtJournal of Insect Behavior
- 1 May 1994
The results of this study show that during a waggle run a dance follower must position itself within a 30° arc behind the dancer in order to obtain the dance information.
Variations in Diversity and Richness of Gut Bacterial Communities of Termites (Reticulitermes flavipes) Fed with Grassy and Woody Plant Substrates
- Xing-Feng Huang, M. G. Bakker, T. Judd, K. Reardon, J. Vivanco
- Biology, MedicineMicrobial Ecology
- 26 March 2013
Interestingly, the diet of corn stover reduced gut bacterial richness and diversity compared to other diets, and this may be related to the lower recalcitrance of this biomass to degradation.
A nutritional profile of the social wasp Polistes metricus: differences in nutrient levels between castes and changes within castes during the annual life cycle.
Relationship Between Food Stores and Foraging Behavior of Pheidole ceres (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
- T. Judd
- 1 March 2006
The nutrient content of a seed-caching ant, Pheidole ceres (Wheeler) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), is examined to determine whether the nutrients found in stored seeds were different from the cues used to forage.
Defensive behavior of colonies of the paper wasp, Polistes fuscatus, against vertebrate predators over the colony cycle
- T. Judd
- BiologyInsectes Sociaux
- 1 May 1998
The colonies of Polistes fuscatus became more aggressive over the colony cycle and the aggression levels of the colony were positively correlated with the number of reproductive-destined brood in the nest, suggesting that the brood representing direct reproductive investment affects the level of defense in the colony and not the indirect reproductive investment (worker brood).
Naked mole-rats recruit colony mates to food sources
Results indicate that naked mole-rats follow each other's (odour) trails to food, and there are intriguing parallels between the foraging recruitment system of H. glaber and those of other social vertebrates and insects.
Interacting stressors matter: diet quality and virus infection in honeybee health
- A. Dolezal, J. Carrillo-Tripp, T. Judd, W. Allen Miller, B. Bonning, A. Toth
- BiologyRoyal Society Open Science
- 1 February 2019
It is found that high-quality diets have the potential to reduce mortality in the face of infection with Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV), and it is shown that higher-quality pollen diets have significantly higher iron and calcium content, suggesting micronutrient deficiencies could be an under-explored area of bee nutrition.
Quantitative Differences in Nourishment Affect Caste-Related Physiology and Development in the Paper Wasp Polistes metricus
The results of a laboratory rearing experiment in which Polistes metricus single foundresses were held in environmental conditions with a higher level of control than in any previously published study, and the amount of protein nourishment made available to feed larvae was the only input variable implicate activated reproductive physiology as a developmental response to low larval nourishment as a fundamental aspect of worker behavior in Poliste.
Distribution of Micronutrients in Social Insects: A Test in the Termite Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) and the Ant Myrmica punctiventris (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
It is shown that the micronutrients calcium (Ca), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg), manganese (Mn), sodium (Na), and zinc (Zn) levels are different among castes in termite and ant colonies.
The Effects of Water, Season, and Colony Composition on Foraging Preferences of Pheidole ceres [Hymenoptera: Formicidae]
- T. Judd
- BiologyJournal of Insect Behavior
- 1 November 2005
Field colonies of the ant Pheidole ceres were presented with a choice between a protein source and a carbohydrate source, under wet and dry conditions, at three different times in the year and the colonies did change their foraging preferences during different times of the year.