A case for a free-running circannual rhythm in soldier developmental time of Formosan subterranean termites

The success of all insect societies relies on their ability to maintain optimal levels of different castes. Here we report on an apparent free-running circannual rhythm that optimizes the developmental time of the soldier caste of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki. Over a 3 year period, bioassays were conducted each month (except June) with groups of 100… CONTINUE READING