Carbohydrate regulation in relation to colony growth in ants.

  title={Carbohydrate regulation in relation to colony growth in ants.},
  author={Audrey Dussutour and Stephen J. Simpson},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={211 Pt 14},
Ants and all social insects are faced with a nutritional challenge: the food entering the colony is brought by only a small number of its workers but is shared among all members of the colony. In this study, we investigated how ants maintain carbohydrates supply at both a collective and an individual level in response to changes in the concentration of available sucrose solution, colony demography and larval growth. We manipulated the concentration of sugar solutions available to ant colonies… CONTINUE READING
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