Assessment of intraspecific aggression in Macrotermes michaelseni (Isoptera: Macrotermitinae)
Schuurman, G.; Dangerfield, J.M.
Sociobiology 26(1): 33-38
ISSN/ISBN: 0361-6525 Accession: 002567298
Laboratory aggression tests were performed between workers from different colonies of the fungus-growing termite Macrotermes michaelseni. Thirty pairwise combinations, together with single colony controls, each with 4 replicates per treatment were completed. Clear agonistic encounters were rare and did not result in significant mortality in any of the replicates.