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1 June 2006 Survey of Metabolic Reserves, Stored Uric Acid, and Water Content from Field Populations of Subterranean Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) from Georgia
Timothy J. Arquette, Brian T. Forschler
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Total levels of uric acid, soluble proteins, lipid, glycogen, and body water were determined for Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) workers 24–72 h after field collection. In addition, levels of biological molecules were compared for termites collected from the same inspection ports within 24 h after field collection, and after laboratory captivity of 6 or 9 mo. Uric acid content, described in a previous study as steadily accumulating in R. flavipes termites in captivity, was found to be low or undetectable in workers tested after 6 or 9 mo in the laboratory.

Timothy J. Arquette and Brian T. Forschler "Survey of Metabolic Reserves, Stored Uric Acid, and Water Content from Field Populations of Subterranean Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) from Georgia," Journal of Economic Entomology 99(3), 873-878, (1 June 2006). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-0493-99.3.873
Received: 7 June 2005; Accepted: 1 December 2005; Published: 1 June 2006
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