Hunger in red imported fire ants and their behavioral response to two liquid bait products.

@article{OBrien2005HungerIR,
  title={Hunger in red imported fire ants and their behavioral response to two liquid bait products.},
  author={Kathryn S O'Brien and Linda M. Hooper-B{\`u}i},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2005},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={2153-9}
}
To help manage red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, invasion, several types of pest management systems have been developed, including baits. To accurately test liquid bait effectiveness in the laboratory, we determined that starvation time of 96 h is required for laboratory fire ants to simulate foraging ants in the field. We measured density and viscosity of two commercial baits and 20% sugar water at 25 degrees C and then compared amount of material consumed per ant at these… CONTINUE READING