Cannibalism of diploid drone larvae in the honey bee (Apis mellifera) is released by odd pattern of cuticular substances

@article{Santomauro2004CannibalismOD,
  title={Cannibalism of diploid drone larvae in the honey bee (Apis mellifera) is released by odd pattern of cuticular substances},
  author={Giulia Santomauro and N. Oldham and W. Boland and W. Engels},
  journal={Journal of Apicultural Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={43},
  pages={69 - 74}
}
SUMMARY In order to decipher the assumed scent signals from diploid drone larvae which release the cannibalism behaviour of nursing worker honey bees, cuticular extracts of newly hatched and unfed live larvae were made by brief washes in pentane. The first instars were sexed using a recently improved method. The extracted cuticular substances of diploid drones, diploid workers and haploid drones were analysed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Greater quantities of cuticular compounds… Expand
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