Evidence of cue synergism in termite corpse response behavior

@article{Ulyshen2011EvidenceOC,
  title={Evidence of cue synergism in termite corpse response behavior},
  author={Michael Darragh Ulyshen and Thomas G. Shelton},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2011},
  volume={99},
  pages={89-93}
}
Subterranean termites of the genus Reticulitermes are known to build walls and tubes and move considerable amounts of soil into wood but the causes of this behavior remain largely unexplored. In laboratory assays, we tested the hypothesis that Reticulitermes virginicus (Banks) would carry more sand into wooden blocks containing corpses compared to corpse-free controls. We further predicted that the corpses of predatory ants would elicit a stronger response than those of a benign beetle species… Expand
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