Tunnel specificity and forager movement in subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae and Termitidae).

@article{Evans2002TunnelSA,
  title={Tunnel specificity and forager movement in subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae and Termitidae).},
  author={Theodore Alfred Evans},
  journal={Bulletin of entomological research},
  year={2002},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={193-201}
}
The movement of foragers of two species of Australian, subterranean, mound-building termites, Coptotermes lacteus (Froggatt) (Rhinotermitidae) and Nasutitermes exitiosus (Hill) (Termitidae), was investigated in their natural habitat using artificial feeding sites along trenches dug to mimic natural forager tunnels that radiate out from the central mound-nests. Termites were dyed by self-feeding on cardboard soaked with histological fat-stains on one or two trenches and then termites were… CONTINUE READING