ENTO 115 Termite Inquiry Paper

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Termite Inquiry Name: ____________________________________________________________________ Directions: We learned that termites, ants, and honey bees are examples of social insects, meaning they have a division of labor, cooperative care of young, and overlapping generations. After viewing the termite movie clip, please answer the following three questions. You may need to do a bit of additional research. These are short-response questions, but complete sentences should be used. Responses can be single-spaced. Each question is worth 5 points. 1. Why did the termites follow the lines drawn by PaperMate pens? 2. How might this behavior demonstrated by termites be used to effectively manage these insects? Please develop and describe a pest control strategy that takes advantage of this behavior. 3. Please briefly discuss how termites form trails. Be sure to include the body regions involved and the structures responsible for detecting pheromones. ENTO 115 Termite Inquiry Assignment ...
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Surname 1
Termite Inquiry
School Name
Course Name
Question One
This is because termites follow ink trails made by the Paper Mate. They do not follow
ink trails made by others or felt tip markers. Termites are social insects that live in colonies
and must communicate with the members of the colonies to pass information. However, all
the termites are blind, and therefore they communicate using pheromones (Silverstein). These
are chemical signals that relay information. The ink of t...

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