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Respiratory rate and energy utilization by Macrotermes carbonarius (Hagen) (Isoptera, Termitidae, Macrotermitinae) in Penang, Malaysia

McComie, LD.; Dhanarajan, G.

Insect Science and its Application 112: 197-204


DOI: 10.1017/s1742758400010572
Accession: 002209743

In laboratory and field studies in Malaysia, there were significant variations in oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide evolution of Macrotermes carbonarius among soldiers and workers over a 10-h experimental period, suggesting that there was rhythmic respiratory behasviour despite the stressful situation of confinement at 29 degrees C in the laboratory.

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