Acclimation effects on critical and lethal thermal limits of workers of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile.

  title={Acclimation effects on critical and lethal thermal limits of workers of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile.},
  author={Keafon R Jumbam and Susan K. Jackson and John S. Terblanche and Melodie A. McGeoch and Steven L. Chown},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  volume={54 6},
For the Argentine ant Linepithema humile, bioclimatic models often predict narrower optimal temperature ranges than those suggested by behavioural and physiological studies. Although water balance characteristics of workers of this species have been thoroughly studied, gaps exist in current understanding of its thermal limits. We investigated critical thermal minima and maxima and upper and lower lethal limits following acclimation to four temperatures (15, 20, 25, 30 degrees C; 12L:12D… CONTINUE READING

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