Carbon dioxide release in Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki and Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar): effects of caste, mass, and movement.

  • Shelton, Appel
  • Published 2001 in Journal of insect physiology


Movement and carbon dioxide (CO(2)) release of individual Formosan, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki and Eastern, Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) subterranean termites were recorded simultaneously in real time. Worker, soldier, and pre-alate (nymph) caste termites were recorded over 1-h periods at ambient temperature and normoxia in dry, CO(2)-free air. No… (More)


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