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Tropical Bees (Trigona hockingsi) show no preference for nectar with amino acids

Gardener, Mark C.; Rowe, Richard J. and Gillman, Michael P. (2003). Tropical Bees (Trigona hockingsi) show no preference for nectar with amino acids. Biotropica, 35(1) pp. 119–125.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2003.tb00269.x
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Abstract

We offered Australian tropical stingless bees (Trigona hockingsi) artificial nectar (30% sucrose w/v) either with or without added amino acids (3.30 mM). Bees showed no preference for nectar type, suggesting that sugars, rather than amino acids, play a greater role in nectar choice by this species.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1744-7429
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Keywords: amino acid; feeding choice; nectar; Queensland; Australia; Trigona;
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 11606
Depositing User: Michael Gillman
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2008 02:47
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2014 13:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/11606
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