Variable investments in nests and worker production by the foundresses of Polistes chinensis (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

  title={Variable investments in nests and worker production by the foundresses of Polistes chinensis (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)},
  author={Kazuyuki Kud{\^o}},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
  • K. Kudô
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • Biology
  • Journal of Ethology
Abstract The allocation pattern of proteinaceous resources was estimated in preemergence colonies of Polistes chinensis. Foundresses that nested at exposed sites consumed a larger relative amount of proteinaceous resources to produce oral secretion, which is used for construction and maintenance of nests, than those at sheltered sites. Numbers of immatures reared by foundresses were smaller in exposed nests than those in sheltered ones, and further, workers that emerged from exposed nests were… 

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