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Table 4 Dietary composition (trophallaxis vs. consumption of trophic egg) of queens of A. gracilipes

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

  Colony code & individual queen
  AGTE01 Q1 AGTE02 Q1 AGTE02 Q2
Total hours of observation 10.5 10.5 10.5
Feeding on
 liquid food via oral trophallaxis from workers 324 times (89%) 74 times (97%) 60 times (92%)
 trophic eggs 40 times (11%) 2 times (3%) 5 times (8%)
  1. Notes: Values in parentheses refer to frequency of consumption relative to the total number of feedings by queens; one whole trophic egg was consumed per feeding