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Effects of dose, donor-recipient interaction time and ratio on fipronil transmission among the formosan subterranean termite nestmates (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)

@article{Song2006EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dose, donor-recipient interaction time and ratio on fipronil transmission among the formosan subterranean termite nestmates (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)},
  author={Dunlun Song and Xing Ping Hu},
  journal={Sociobiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={48},
  pages={237-246}
}
Transfer offipronil's lethal effect was studied against the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki. Donor workers were topically dosed with 2 different doses and placed together with recipient workers at 3 different donor-recipient ratios to observe recipient mortality at designated intervals for 20 days. Recipients exposed to donors treated at 10 ng a.i./donor yielded full expression of 90-100% mortality within 4 and 12 days at ratio of 1:1 and ≤ 2:8, respectively… 

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