Foraging territoriality of the imported fire ant,Solenopsis invicta Buren, in surgarcane as determined by neutron activation analysis

@article{Showler2005ForagingTO,
  title={Foraging territoriality of the imported fire ant,Solenopsis invicta Buren, in surgarcane as determined by neutron activation analysis},
  author={Allan T. Showler and Ronald M. Knaus and Thomas E. Reagan},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2005},
  volume={36},
  pages={235-239}
}
SummaryImported fire ant,Solenopsis invicta Buren, colonies in weedy and weed-free Louisiana sugarcane habitats were labeled with the nonradioactive, stable-activable tracer element samarium, to be compatible with an agroecosystem in current food production. Instrumental neutron activiton analyses of samarium revealed that the ants foraged 9% of the sampling stations in weed-free areas and 6.4% of the stations in weed habitats. The significantly smaller territorial size in weedy areas was a… Expand
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