Formicidae-Aphididae interactions: effects on aphid abundance as measured by aphid colony growth, predation, and excess honeydew on leaves of Populus balsamifera L.

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dc.contributor.author Babb, Courtney C. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial UMBS Campus en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-14T22:03:09Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-14T22:03:09Z
dc.date.issued 1993 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54403
dc.description.abstract This study examined how the presence of ants (Formicidae) affected aphid (Aphididae) abundance on Populus balsamifera L. near the experimental carbon dioxide chambers at UMBS (Munro Township, S33, T37N, R3W, Cheboygan County, 45 40'33""N, 84 33'30""W). The effects of ants were measured by aphid colony growth, predation, and excess honeydew on leaves near aphid colonies. Twelve aphid colonies were located. Bags made of netting were placed on six colonies to exclude predators, and Tanglefoot was placed on branches near six colonies to exclude ants. The number of aphids and ants on each colony was counted four times at three day intervals. Ants had a slight negative effect on aphid abundance, there was decreased predation in the presence of ants, and there was higher aphid mortality and excess honeydew in colonies where ants were absent. This showed that ants may regulate aphid populations, protect aphids from predators, and remove potentially harmful honeydew from the aphid colonies. en_US
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dc.subject General Ecology en_US
dc.subject.classification Aspen en_US
dc.subject.other INVERTEBRATES en_US
dc.subject.other INSECTS en_US
dc.subject.other FORMICIDAE en_US
dc.subject.other APHIDIDAE en_US
dc.subject.other APHIDS en_US
dc.subject.other COLONY en_US
dc.subject.other GROWTH en_US
dc.subject.other PREDATION en_US
dc.subject.other POPULATION en_US
dc.subject.other POPULUS en_US
dc.subject.other EXCLUSION en_US
dc.subject.other REGULATION en_US
dc.title Formicidae-Aphididae interactions: effects on aphid abundance as measured by aphid colony growth, predation, and excess honeydew on leaves of Populus balsamifera L. en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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dc.description.filedescription Description of 2839.pdf : Access restricted to on-site users at the U-M Biological Station. en_US
dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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