Nerol: An alarm substance of the stingless bee,Trigona fulviventris (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

@article{Johnson2004NerolAA,
  title={Nerol: An alarm substance of the stingless bee,Trigona fulviventris (Hymenoptera: Apidae)},
  author={L. K. Johnson and D. F. Wiemer},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={1167-1181}
}
Bees of the genusTrigona and subgenusTrigona possess volatile materials in their mandibular glands, used as alarm substances and as marking pheromones. Heads of workers ofTrigona fulviventris were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The two major volatile components were nerol (∼ 50%), and octyl caproate (∼ 20%). Relative to other substances tested at a Costa Rican nest, treatments containing 20 μg of nerol attractedT. fulviventris, depressed numbers of bees leaving the nest by… Expand
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