Quantitative food distribution studies within Laboratory colonies of the imported fire ant,Solenopsis invicta Buren

@article{Sorensen2005QuantitativeFD,
  title={Quantitative food distribution studies within Laboratory colonies of the imported fire ant,Solenopsis invicta Buren},
  author={A. Ann Sorensen and S. Bradleich Vinson},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2005},
  volume={28},
  pages={129-160}
}
SummaryThe distribution of three forms of egg yolk protein, liquid bovine hemoglobin, soybean oil, honey, and water was studied in laboratory colonies of the imported fire antSolenopsis invicta Buren. Albumin and hemoglobin were radiolabelled with125Iodine to a high specific activity (10–15 μCi/μg) and added to protein foods.125I was mixed with the other foods as a free label. Each food was presented continuously over a 48 hour period and samples were taken at 1, 2, 3, 6, 12, 24, and 48 hours… Expand
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