1997
DOI: 10.1590/s0301-80591997000100020
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Labor division in Melipona compressipes fasciculata Smith (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponinae)

Abstract: An. Soc. Entomol. Brasil 26(1): 153-162 (1997) Divisão de Trabalho em Melipona compressipes fasciculata Smith (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponinae)RESUMO -A divisão de trabalho em Melipona compressipes fasciculata Smith foi analisada e comparada com outras abelhas eusociais -Meliponini e Trigonini. Os resultados mostraram que existe uma sequência de atividades similar a outros meliponíneos já estudados, a saber: "grooming", trabalho com cerume, construção de células, limpeza da colônia, participação no process… Show more

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“…In this study, a similar percentage of bees (32.75%) in colony 1 was observed performing this activity, though in colony 2 a lower percentage (8%) was observed. The percentage of observed marked bees varies among studies (M. bicolor bicolor, 60% [42]; Scaptotrigona postica, 40% [43]; Friesella sp, 34% [44]; M. compressipes fasciculata, 88.3% [45]). …”
Section: Psychementioning
confidence: 99%
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“…In this study, a similar percentage of bees (32.75%) in colony 1 was observed performing this activity, though in colony 2 a lower percentage (8%) was observed. The percentage of observed marked bees varies among studies (M. bicolor bicolor, 60% [42]; Scaptotrigona postica, 40% [43]; Friesella sp, 34% [44]; M. compressipes fasciculata, 88.3% [45]). …”
Section: Psychementioning
confidence: 99%
“…In general Melipona species start to forage earlier than P. remota (M. compressipes fasciculata: 15 to 85 days of age [45]; M. beecheii: 16 to over 60 days of age [28]). S. postica workers became foragers on 20 to 60 days of age [43] and Friesella workers on 17 to 41 days of age [44].…”
Section: Psychementioning
confidence: 99%
“…In P. emerina, we observed cerumen activities in worker bees from their first day of age until a maximum age of 63 days. In the other species that have been studied, worker bees began these activities during their first day of age and extended them for variable periods (Kerr & Santos Neto 1956, Bego 1983, Simões & Bego 1991, Giannini 1997, Giannini & Bego 1998.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The involucrum lamellae were partially removed in order that marked worker bees could be observed on the brood combs. Visual inspections (scans, 12 repetitions of 60 seconds, per colony) were made twice a week, in the morning and in the afternoon, by sweeping the entire colony from above, counting marked worker bees and recording propolis-related tasks throughout the lifespan of the bees following Giannini (1997). The activities were grouped as those involving the cerumen (construction, modeling and repair) in 1) brood combs, 2) comb involucrum and 3) food pots, and in the direct handling of the viscous propolis (propolis gathering, storage and maceration) in the 4) isolated viscous propolis deposits.…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Resultados semelhantes foram observados em operárias de M. bicolor bicolor; as operárias dessa espécie forragearam em maior freqüência entre 41 e 45 dias de idade, realizando essa atividade até sua morte (tempo médio de vida: 44,00 ± 8,99 dias); essas forrageiras realizam essa atividade durante cerca de seis dias (BEGO, 1983). As operárias de M. compressipes fasciculata forragearam por 10 dias, em média, e de 15 a 85 dias de idade (GIANNINI, 1997). A idade das forrageiras de M. beecheii varia de 16 até mais de 60 dias .…”
Section: Abelhaunclassified