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Grumpy by hunger: resource availability modulates aggressivity in termites
by Og DeSouza - Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 11:02 AM
 

A new paper by Ecological Interactions Lab (UFSergipe) teamed with our Termitology Lab (UFViçosa), shows that resource availability affects termite behavioural responses to chemical cues and the degree of colony aggression.

 

Cristaldo et al 2016. Resource availability influences aggression and response to chemical cues in the Neotropical termite Nasutitermes aff. coxipoensis (Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae). Behav. Ecol. Sociob. (online first) doi:10.1007/s00265-016-2134-y