Foraging vibration signals attract foragers and identify food size in the drywood termite, Cryptotermes secundus

  title={Foraging vibration signals attract foragers and identify food size in the drywood termite, Cryptotermes secundus},
  author={Theodore A. Evans and Ra Inta and Joseph C. S. Lai and Michael Lenz},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
Abstract.Information gathering and communication behaviour has evolved within constraints of size, physiology and ecology of the animal. Due to these constraints, small herbivorous insects are likely to use substrate borne vibrations for information gathering and communication. Although such signals have been characterised in many types of insects, including group-living insects, they are poorly known in termites.We showed that the Australian drywood termite Cryptotermes secundus could… 

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