- J. A. Rudinsky
- Entomol. 2, 511, 579 (1973); Bedard, W.D., et al…
population density maternal odor is produced facilitating survival of offspring. With increasing population density there is a concomitant increase in frequency and duration of intraspecific disturbance with a consequent inhibition in mothers to apply maternal odor substances; as a consequence young are killed. Ideally this mechanism effects population control via chemical communication. This research was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.