U8SG - Unit 8 - Insect Sociality Study Guide Unit...

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Unit 8 - Insect Sociality Study Guide Unit objectives: 1. Describe the difference between subsocial, parasocial and Eusocial insect behavior. 2. Describe the difference in the life histories of ants and termites. 3. Define trophallaxis, pseudergate, 4. Explain superorganism and how social insects are so successful. Introduction What are the duties of the ant workers? Why is an ant colony more successful since the worker ants tend their sisters rather than have their own offspring? What ensures long-term continuity for the ant colony? Explain this. When do the Harvester ant colonies in Arizona release their reproductives (winged males and future queens)? Who encourages the reproductives to fly away from the ant nest? What do the female reproductives release to attract males? Does the male or female live after he/she has mated or do they both live and found a new colony together? If not, which sex gets to found a new colony? Who is the mother of the entire termite society?
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