Respiration Rates of Larvae of Drone and Worker Honey Bees, Apis mellifera L1
Author: ALLEN, DELIA M.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 52, Number 3, June 1959 , pp. 399-402(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The oxygen consumptions of drone and worker honey bee larvae were determined at 32. over the period between hatching 1Ind the sealing of the cells prior to pupation. A decrease in respiration rates with increasing age was found in both drone and worker larvae when the rates were calculated 011 a unit weight basis, but in both castes the oxygen consumption per larva rose rapidly in the period following hatching, subsequently increasing less rapidly. Drone larvae consumed greater amounts of oxygen than worker larvae of the same weight, and this was apparently linked with their more rapid increase in weight.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1959-06-01
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