Synchronized Moulting Controlled by Communication in Group-Living Collembola

@article{Leinaas1983SynchronizedMC,
  title={Synchronized Moulting Controlled by Communication in Group-Living Collembola},
  author={Hans Petter Leinaas},
  journal={Science},
  year={1983},
  volume={219},
  pages={193 - 195}
}
Group-living Collembola of the genus Hypogastrura coordinate their moulting by communication. Animals of different ages and moulting rhythms synchronized the moulting rhythms when combined in a single culture. This synchronization is apparently not dependent on external stimuli but is coordinated by chemical communication among these insects. 
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