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do termites avoid carcasses? behavioral responses depend on the nature of the carcasses.undertaking behavior is a significant adaptation to social life in enclosed nests. workers are known to remove dead colony members from the nest. such behavior prevents the spread of pathogens that may be detrimental to a colony. to date, little is known about the ethological aspects of how termites deal with carcasses.201222558452
intra- and interspecific agonistic behavior of the subterranean termite microcerotermes crassus (isoptera: termitidae).the aim of our study was to investigate the intra- and interspecific agonistic behaviors exhibited by the worker and soldier castes of the subterranean termite microcerotermes crassus snyder (isoptera: termitidae). aggression between m. crassus colonies from different field locations and also against three termite species--coptotermes gestroi (wasmann), globitermnes sulphureus haviland, and odontotermes sp.--were observed in the laboratory. termite responses were tested in paired combination of ...201021061976
influence of different substrate moistures on wood consumption and movement patterns of microcerotermes crassus and coptotermes gestroi (blattodea: termitidae, rhinotermitidae).moisture is an important physical factor for the survival of termites. the effects of different moisture levels (0, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25%) of a sand substrate on the behavior of laboratory groups of microcerotermes crassus snyder and coptotermes gestroi (wasmann) (blattodea: termitidae: rhinotermitidae) were evaluated. moisture content of sand affected wood consumption and influenced termite distribution across a moisture gradient for m. crassus. changing the moisture parameters affected the lo ...201020429460
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