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    Author(s): Thomas G. Shelton; Patrick D. Gerard; Terence L. Wagner
    Date: 2009
    Source: Sociobiology Vol. 54, No. 3.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    Description

    The introduction of termiticidal baits over 10 years ago has increased interest in the basic foraging behavior of pest termite species. Due to the amount of interference with foraged cellulose material (bait matrices, both treated and untreated) in bait stations as part of some control programs, the following study was initiated to examine the response of termites to very short term (1 wk) partial disturbances of a foraged resource.

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    Citation

    Shelton, Thomas G.; Gerard, Patrick D.; Wagner, Terence L. 2009. Partial disturbance of resources foraged by Reticulitermes flavipes. Sociobiology Vol. 54, No. 3. Insects, Diseases, and Invasive Plants, USDA-FS-SRS-4552, 201 Lincoln Green, Starkville, MS. Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634.

    Keywords

    termites, Eastern subterranean termites, disturbance, behavior, foraging

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