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dc.contributor.authorDe Jesus, Carlos Massuretti [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorBueno, Odair Correa [UNESP]
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-27T11:22:32Z
dc.date.available2014-05-27T11:22:32Z
dc.date.issued2007-07-16
dc.identifierhttp://periodicos.uefs.br/ojs/index.php/sociobiology/issue/archive
dc.identifier.citationSociobiology, v. 50, n. 2, p. 583-597, 2007.
dc.identifier.issn0361-6525
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11449/69796
dc.description.abstractThis study examines some aspects of the basic biology of the worldwide distributed ant Tapinoma melanocepbalum Fabricius. The number of larval instars and the growth ratio between each instar are given. We used colonies containing only queens and workers, and later removed these queens in order to estimate the production of eggs and the duration of immature development of the worker caste. Measurements of larvae cephalic capsule widths revealed that workers of the ghost-ant have four larval instars from egg-hatching to adult. The mean growth rate for the species is 1.38, in accordance with Dyar's rule. The highest egg production was 5.3±2.2 eggs/day/queen and the analysis of these brood suggested the presence of two kinds of eggs inside the colony. The development of workers from egg to adult lasted 16-52 days with the embryonic development longer than larval, prepupal or pupal stages. Despite the slow egg-laying by queens, our findings also showed that colonies of T. melanocephalum grow faster than colonies of other tramp ants.en
dc.format.extent583-597
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofSociobiology
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectDolichoderinaeen
dc.subjectGhost-anten
dc.subjectImmature developmenten
dc.subjectLarval instarsen
dc.subjectTapinoma melanocephalumen
dc.subjectFormicidaeen
dc.subjectHymenopteraen
dc.subjectTapinomaen
dc.titleGhost-ant: Post-embryonic development of the worker caste of Tapinoma melanocephalum (hymenoptera: Formicidae)en
dc.typeArtigo
dcterms.licensehttp://periodicos.uefs.br/ojs/index.php/sociobiology/about/submissions#copyrightNotice
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.description.affiliationCentro de Estudos de Insetos Socials (CEIS) Instituto de Biosciências Universidade Estadual Paulista
dc.description.affiliationUNESP, Rio Claro, S.P. 13506-900
dc.description.affiliationUnespCentro de Estudos de Insetos Socials (CEIS) Instituto de Biosciências Universidade Estadual Paulista
dc.description.affiliationUnespUNESP, Rio Claro, S.P. 13506-900
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000247458800023
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