Trail pheromone of the red imported fire antSolenopsis invicta (Buren)

  title={Trail pheromone of the red imported fire antSolenopsis invicta (Buren)},
  author={Howard J. Williams and Morten R. Strand and S. Bradleigh. Vinson},
Z,Z,Z-Allofarnesene (2Z, 4Z, 6Z)-2,6,10-trimethyl-2, 4, 6, 10-dodecatetraene) was identified as the trail pheromone of the red imported fire ant by comparing chromatographic and spectral properties of the pheromone obtained from ant Dufour's glands with those of synthetic compounds. 

Isolation of the trail recruitment pheromone ofSolenopsis invicta

This is the first report that demonstrates that different exocrine products from the same gland control different subcategories of behavior related to mass recruitment.

Identification of trail pheromone of the antTetramorium caespitum L. (Hymenoptera: Myrmicinae)

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Disruptions of Solenopsis invicta Pheromone Trails

This study utilizes common household items (lemon juice, vinegar, black pepper, cinnamon, and paprika) to test the efficacy of pheromone disruption and results yielded the conclusion that products containing highly volatile functional groups in a certain odorous physical state have a significantly higher impact on peromone trails.

Insect chemical communication: Pheromones and exocrine glands of ants

This work has described several different types of pheromones of ants, particularly those involved in recruitment, recognition, territorial and alarm behaviours, and identified a wide range of substances from these glands.

Behavioral and Electroantennogram Responses of Phorid fly Pseudacteon tricuspis (Diptera: Phoridae) to Red Imported Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta Odor and Trail Pheromone

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Trail pheromones of ants.

Abstract The study of trail laying, recruitment of workers and trail-following by worker ants comprises a co-operative study of entomologists and chemists that has resulted in the identification of

Trail pheromones of ants

Abstract The study of trail laying, recruitment of workers and trail‐following by worker ants comprises a co‐operative study of entomologists and chemists that has resulted in the identification of

A List of and Some Comments about the Trail Pheromones of Ants

A list of the identity and glandular origin of the chemical compounds found in the trail pheromones of 75 different ant species is compiled, finding that more than 40% are amines.

Chemical sorcery for sociality: Exocrine secretions of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

The wide range of chemical compounds in exocrine glands of ants are illustrated here with examples, extending over a broad spectrum of volatile organic compounds used in communication, as part of the social organisation of species.

Function of the Dufour’s gland in solitary and social Hymenoptera

The poison gland and Dufour's gland are the two glands associated with the sting apparatus in female Apocrita (Hymenoptera). While the poison gland usually functions as an integral part of the venom



Characterization of a Brood Pheromone Isolated from the Sexual Brood of the Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta,

Triolein has been identified as the major brood-tending pheromone isolated from the sexual brood of the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren. Workers respond by rapidly picking up filter-paper

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Residues in Nontarget Ants , Species Simplification and Recovery of Populations Following Aerial Applications of Mirex

Those ants that are generally omnivorous and highly predacious were the first to be affected and were eliminated within 2 wk: these species included S. invicta, Solenopsis geminata (F.), Monomorium minimum (Buckley), Pheidole dentata Mayr, as well as a fungus-growing ant, Trachymyrmex septentrionalis (McCook).

Biology and control of imported fire ants.

The purpose here is to review this research, although because of space limitations, much of the recent work concerning the chemical toxicology and persistence of mirex, the chemical currently used for control of imported fire ants.

The Distribution of an Oil, Carbohydrate, and Protein Food Source to Members of the Imported Fire Ant Colony

Using a dye technique, the distribution of sugar, oil, and protein food sources among the colony of Solenopsis saevissima richteri Ford was studied and larvae received the greatest percentage of the oil.

Effect of exogenous iron on the viability of pathogenicNaegleria fowleri in serum

WhenNaegleria fowleri (Lee) was incubated in newborn calf and human serum an amebicidal effect was observed and viability of amebae was considerably enhanced in human serum which was heat inactivated when pH was lowered in conjunction with iron supplements.