Measurement of Time Taken by the Formosan Termite, Coptotermes formosanus, to Pass Tunnel Intersections

  title={Measurement of Time Taken by the Formosan Termite, Coptotermes formosanus, to Pass Tunnel Intersections},
  author={Sook Jung Ku and Su Nan-Yao and Lee Sang-Hee},
  booktitle={Journal of insect science},
Subterranean termites build complex tunnel networks below ground for foraging. During the foraging activity, termites may encounter a considerable number of tunnel intersections. When they encounter the intersections, they spend some time gathering information for making a decision regarding their moving direction by anntenation. The spent time is likely to be directly connected to the termites' survival because depending on the time, the total traveling time taken by the termites for… CONTINUE READING

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