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Insectes Sociaux

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 207–212 | Cite as

Growth of mounds and foraging territories inOdontotermes redemanni (Wasmann) (Isoptera: Termitidae)

  • Barundeb Banerjee
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Summary

The annual cycles of growth and foraging in the mounds of the eastern Indian mound building termiteOdontotermes redemanni (Wasmann) are described. The growth of the mound is rapid during November to March when both the rainfall and ambient temperature are low. Growth rate of the individual mounds declines as the mounds increase in height and stops at 200 cm. Foraging is nocturnal and common during March to September. The area foraged increases with the size of the mound and a positive correlation exists between them.

Keywords

Growth Rate Ambient Temperature Annual Cycle Mound Building Individual Mound 
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La croissance des termitières et les territoires de récolte chezOdontotermes redemanni (Wasmann) (Isoptera: Termitidae)

Résumé

Nous décrivons le cycle annuel de croissance et de récolte des termitières d'Odontotermes redemanni (Wasmann). La croissance du tumulus est rapide de novembre à mars, lorsque les précipitations et les températures ambiantes sont faibles. Le rythme de croissance des tumulus diminue à mesure que leur hauteur croît; la croissance s'arrête lorsque la hauteur atteint 2 mètres. L'activité de récolte est nocturne et courante de mars à septembre. Il y a une corrélation positive entre la surface de l'aire de récolte et la taille du tumulus.

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© Masson & Cie 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barundeb Banerjee
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  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of NairobiNairobiKenya

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