Cockroach aggregation based on strain odour recognition

@article{Am2004CockroachAB,
  title={Cockroach aggregation based on strain odour recognition},
  author={J. Am{\'e} and C. Rivault and J. Deneubourg},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2004},
  volume={68},
  pages={793-801}
}
Blattella germanica (L.) cockroaches are gregarious during their resting period. Binary choice tests with groups of larvae indicated a strong tendency to aggregate on a single resting site. This was observed even when all sites were identical or when larvae came from either one or two strains. Previous results showed that gregarious behaviour is mainly based on recognition of cuticular hydrocarbons characterizing strain odour and that larvae prefer their own strain odour to that of another… Expand
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