Colony nutritional status modulates worker responses to foraging recruitment pheromone in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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Foraging activity in social insects should be regulated by colony nutritional status and food availability, such that both the emission of, and response to, recruitment signals depend on current conditions. Using fully automatic radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to follow the foraging activity of tagged bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) during… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-008-0623-3

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@article{Molet2008ColonyNS, title={Colony nutritional status modulates worker responses to foraging recruitment pheromone in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris}, author={Mathieu Molet and Lars Chittka and Ralph Stelzer and Sebastian Streit and Nigel E Raine}, journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology}, year={2008}, volume={62}, pages={1919-1926} }