Agonistic Behavior of the Termite Prorhinotermes canalifrons (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)

@article{obotnk2008AgonisticBO,
  title={Agonistic Behavior of the Termite Prorhinotermes canalifrons (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)},
  author={J. {\vS}obotn{\'i}k and R. Hanus and Y. Roisin},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={21},
  pages={521-534}
}
While intercolonial and interspecific agonism has been broadly documented in termites, detailed studies of individual behavior and its differentiation among castes are scarce. We studied the responses of non-reproductive castes of Prorhinotermes canalifrons (pseudergates, presoldiers, soldiers of different age and artificial intercastes) to conspecific and heterospecific aliens. Each caste displayed a specific behavioral repertoire. Soldiers, but to a lesser extent pseudergates as well, are… Expand

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