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Investigating the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, and the Crazy Ant, Paratrechina longicornis Latrielle...

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Title: Investigating the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, and the Crazy Ant, Paratrechina longicornis Latrielle, as Potential Predators for Small Hive Beetle Larve, Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera Nitidulisae)
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Mihalic, Falon
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Fire Ant
Honeybee Pest
Crazy Ant
Small Hive Beetle
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

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Abstract: The Small Hive Beetle, Aethina tumida Murray, has recently become a major pest of bee hives in the southeastern United States. The beetle lays eggs in the brood comb of the European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera, L.) hive, and the larvae consume bee brood, eggs, honey, pollen, and defecate in honey. Defecation in honey causes the honey to ferment, ruining the honey store. Beetle larvae exit the hive to pupate in the ground, and may be vulnerable to attack by ground foraging arthropods. This study aimed to explore the Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta, Buren) and The Crazy Ant (Paratrechina longicornis, Latrielle) as possible predators of Small Hive Beetle (SHB) larvae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). SHB larvae were reared in the laboratory for all experiments and rearing techniques are summarized. Beetle larvae behavior was recorded after being dropped onto the soil. Ant palatability for SHB larvae was tested and beetle larvae were exposed to different ant densities. Frequency of ant feeding and beetle burrowing success was recorded. Beetles that emerged from the soil were sexed, measured, and weighed. Results showed that the SHB larvae were not palatable to the Crazy Ant on soil. The Red Imported Fire Ant consumed SHB larvae when starved, but not at a frequency great enough to impact Small Hive Beetle population in a bee hive.
Statement of Responsibility: by Falon Mihalic
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: McCord, Elzie

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 M6
System ID: NCFE003670:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003670/00001

Material Information

Title: Investigating the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, and the Crazy Ant, Paratrechina longicornis Latrielle, as Potential Predators for Small Hive Beetle Larve, Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera Nitidulisae)
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Mihalic, Falon
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Fire Ant
Honeybee Pest
Crazy Ant
Small Hive Beetle
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The Small Hive Beetle, Aethina tumida Murray, has recently become a major pest of bee hives in the southeastern United States. The beetle lays eggs in the brood comb of the European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera, L.) hive, and the larvae consume bee brood, eggs, honey, pollen, and defecate in honey. Defecation in honey causes the honey to ferment, ruining the honey store. Beetle larvae exit the hive to pupate in the ground, and may be vulnerable to attack by ground foraging arthropods. This study aimed to explore the Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta, Buren) and The Crazy Ant (Paratrechina longicornis, Latrielle) as possible predators of Small Hive Beetle (SHB) larvae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). SHB larvae were reared in the laboratory for all experiments and rearing techniques are summarized. Beetle larvae behavior was recorded after being dropped onto the soil. Ant palatability for SHB larvae was tested and beetle larvae were exposed to different ant densities. Frequency of ant feeding and beetle burrowing success was recorded. Beetles that emerged from the soil were sexed, measured, and weighed. Results showed that the SHB larvae were not palatable to the Crazy Ant on soil. The Red Imported Fire Ant consumed SHB larvae when starved, but not at a frequency great enough to impact Small Hive Beetle population in a bee hive.
Statement of Responsibility: by Falon Mihalic
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: McCord, Elzie

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 M6
System ID: NCFE003670:00001

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