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Social Insect Populations

  • 1st Edition - January 1, 1965
  • Author: M. V. Brian
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 6 6 3 7 - 4

Social Insect Populations focuses on observations on the populations of social insects, including egg production, nesting characteristics, and food collection. The book first… Read more

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Social Insect Populations focuses on observations on the populations of social insects, including egg production, nesting characteristics, and food collection. The book first underscores the evolution of social life and organization and control of social insect populations. The text also ponders on the numbers and density of social insect populations, as well as methods of estimation, numbers in colonies, and density and biomass. Egg production, stationary populations, nest size, productivity, and survival are discussed. The manuscript discusses reproduction and brood periodicity of social insect populations. Discussions focus on reproduction by single and group of queens and reciprocity among bees, wasps, and ants. The text also examines nest sites and shelters, mating structures, and food collection of social insects. Discussions focus on food supply, intergeneric competition, predators and parasites, and population regulation among bees, wasps, termites, and ants. The book is a dependable reference for readers interested in the study of social insect populations.