Response of laboratory groups of Reticulitermes speratus (Kolbe) to different quantities of food

IRG/WP 03-10489

M Lenz, T Yoshimura, K Tsunoda

As part of a project aimed at improving understanding of the foraging biology of Japan’s most widespread wood-destroying termite, different sized groups of Reticulitermes speratus (0.5; 1 and 2 g) from two colonies were kept on 16 or 64 cm3 of sapwood of Cryptomeria japonica for 12 weeks in the laboratory. Patterns of wood consumption, wood consumption rates and survival are discussed.

Keywords: Subterranean termites, Isoptera, wood consumption, wood consumption rates, survival, Japan

Conference: 03-05-18/23 Brisbane, Australia

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