Major hydrocarbons of the post-pharyngeal glands of mated queens of the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta
Thompson, MJ.; Glancey, BM.; Robbins, WE.; Lofgren, CS.; Dutky, SR.; Kochansky, J.; Vandermeer, RK.; Glover, AR.
Lipids 167: 485-495
Thin layer and column chromatographic analyses showed that hydrocarbons were the major lipoidal components of the post-pharyngeal glands of mated queens of Solenopsis invicta Buren in the laboratory in the USA. Gas liquid chromatographic analyses showed 4 major hydrocarbons, which were shown to be 3-methylheptacosane, 13-methylheptacosane, 13,15-dimethylheptacosane and 3,9-dimethylheptacosane.