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Experientia

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 259–260 | Cite as

Gustatory preferences of ants (Camponotus compressus) for urea and sugars

  • P. S. Shetty
Specialia

Summary

Black ants,Camponotus compressus, show specificd gustatory preferences for urea over a wide range of molar concentrations. On a molar basis the threshold of chemopreference for urea was lower than for the most preferred sugar, i.e. surcose.

Keywords

Sugar Urea Molar Concentration Molar Basis Prefer Sugar 
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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. S. Shetty
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologySt. John's Medical CollegeBangalore(India)

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