Traceruntersuchungen zur Abgrenzung von Nestarealen holzzerstörender Rossameisen (Camponotus herculeanus L. und C. Ligniperda latr.)

Werner Kloft, Bert Hölldobler, Albert Haisch

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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.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)20-26
Number of pages7
JournalEntomologia Experimentalis et Applicata
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1965
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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