Regurgitation is important in the feeding behaviour of ants. Iodine131 in honey-water-solution was fed to colonies of Camponotus herculeanus. A scintillation counter was used to determine the nest area, i.e. that which was radioactive following regurgitation. This apparatus gave the most consistent results with different woods. The nest area of a single colony was found to include several trunks, and covered a much larger area than the external damage revealed.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata|
|State||Published - Mar 1965|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Insect Science