The production and replacement of soldiers in incipient Colonies ofReticulitermes Hesperus Banks

@article{Light2006ThePA,
  title={The production and replacement of soldiers in incipient Colonies ofReticulitermes Hesperus Banks},
  author={Scott Light and Frances M. Weesner},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2006},
  volume={2},
  pages={347-354}
}
1. Only a small percentage of incipient colonies ofReticulitermes hesperus produce a soldier during the first year. 2. In some colonies the soldier is derived from the first eggs and in other colonies the soldier develops from later eggs. 3. Not more than one soldier was present in any one colony during the first year. 4. If the initial soldier, produced from the first group of young was removed, a second or replacement soldier was produced from the second group of young in 50% of an… CONTINUE READING

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