Behavioural differences between male and female replacement reproductives in Kalotermes flavicollis (Isoptera, Kalotermitidae)

@article{Maistrello1999BehaviouralDB,
  title={Behavioural differences between male and female replacement reproductives in Kalotermes flavicollis (Isoptera, Kalotermitidae)},
  author={L. Maistrello and G. Sbrenna},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={1999},
  volume={46},
  pages={186-191}
}
Summary: An ethogram type study was performed on representative colonies of Kalotermes flavicollis to investigate the behavioural repertoires of replacement king and queen. [...] Key Result Interesting differences were detected in overall activity of the two reproductives, with the male showing the greatest frequency of movements in the nest, vibratory acts, and the highest rate and range of social contacts. In addition to his importance for periodical insemination of the queen, the king might also play a basic…Expand

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