Partial disturbance of resources foraged by Reticulitermes flavipes

  • Authors: Shelton, Thomas G.; Gerard, Patrick D.; Wagner, Terence L.
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Sociobiology Vol. 54, No. 3.


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.

  • 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
  • Posted Date: November 17, 2009
  • Modified Date: November 17, 2009
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