On the significance of certain oscillatory movements of termites

  title={On the significance of certain oscillatory movements of termites},
  author={P. Howse},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  • P. Howse
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Insectes Sociaux
  • SummaryTwo oscillatory movements of the termiteZ. angusticollis have been investigated. It was found that the Longitudinal Oscillatory Movement occurred after the termites had been disturbed and that it appeared to be a response to a relatively low-intensity stimulus to antennal sensilla. The Complex Oscillatory Movement took place after a relatively large disturbance. It is associated with the laying down of an odour trail, and occurs only on contact with an individual of the same species. It… CONTINUE READING
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