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Table 3 The fate of worker-laid trophic eggs expressed by which caste/stage was a given trophic egg offered to after being laid

From: Worker reproduction of the invasive yellow crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes

  Colony code
  AGTE01 AGTE02
Number of queens 1 2
Number of workers ≈ 900 ≈ 250
Total hours of observation 10.5 10
Total number of trophic eggs that had been followed 62 51
Number of trophic eggs given to
 dealate queens 3 (5%) 4 (8%)
 males - 8 (15%)
 workers 3 (5%) 1 (2%)
 larvae 56 (90%) 25 (49%)
 queen larvae - 7 (14%)
Number of trophic eggs not given to any of particular caste mentioned above - 6 (12%)
  1. Notes: Values in parentheses refer to proportion of trophic eggs given to respective individuals or castes relative to the total number of trophic eggs that we tracked; Neither males nor queen larvae were found in colony AGTE01 during the observation