Nutritive value of 15 single pollens and pollen mixes tested on larvae produced by bumblebee workers (Bombus terrestris, Hymenoptera: Apidae)

@article{Tasei2011NutritiveVO,
  title={Nutritive value of 15 single pollens and pollen mixes tested on larvae produced by bumblebee workers (Bombus terrestris, Hymenoptera: Apidae)},
  author={J. Tasei and P. Aupinel},
  journal={Apidologie},
  year={2011},
  volume={39},
  pages={397-409}
}
  • J. Tasei, P. Aupinel
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • Apidologie
  • AbstractLaboratory trials were performed at 27 °C on micro-colonies comprised of three Bombus terrestris workers. They were fed with syrup and pollen paste ad libitum. The micro-colonies were terminated on the 14th day after egg-laying. Two bioassays tested the nutritive value of 6 pure pollens and 9 commercial pollen mixes on bumblebee larvae. Among 10 criteria tested, the most sensitive to the different pollens were the mean weight of larvae and the rate of discarded larvae. Differentiation… CONTINUE READING
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