Effects of CO2 Narcosis on the Onset of Oviposition and Colony Founding Success of Post Diapausing Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) Queens

  title={Effects of CO2 Narcosis on the Onset of Oviposition and Colony Founding Success of Post Diapausing Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) Queens},
  author={Bahar Argun Karsli and Fehmi Gurel},
  journal={Kafkas Universitesi Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi},
In year-round rearing of bumblebees, rapid and successful colony production is the major criterion to reduce production costs. In this study, the effect of CO2 narcosis on the oviposition and colony founding success of post diapausing Bombus terrestris queens were investigated. Mated queens that were kept in the refrigerator at 4.0±0.5oC for two months were randomly allocated to three groups for control, single and double narcosis. The queens in control group were not narcotized, while the… 

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