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Cannibalism of diploid drone larvae in the honey bee (Apis mellifera) is released by odd pattern of cuticular substances

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Santomauro,  G.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Boland,  W.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Santomauro, G., Oldham, N. J., Boland, W., & Engels, W. (2004). Cannibalism of diploid drone larvae in the honey bee (Apis mellifera) is released by odd pattern of cuticular substances. Journal of Apicultural Research, 43(2), 69-74.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A308-C
Abstract
In order to decipher the assumed scent signals from diploid drone larvae which release the cannibalism behaviour of nursing worker honey bees, cuticular extracts of newly hatched and unfed live larvae were made by brief washes in pentane. The first inst