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

dc.contributor.authorBabb, Courtney C.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Campusen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T22:03:09Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T22:03:09Z
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54403
dc.description.abstractThis 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.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationAspenen_US
dc.subject.otherINVERTEBRATESen_US
dc.subject.otherINSECTSen_US
dc.subject.otherFORMICIDAEen_US
dc.subject.otherAPHIDIDAEen_US
dc.subject.otherAPHIDSen_US
dc.subject.otherCOLONYen_US
dc.subject.otherGROWTHen_US
dc.subject.otherPREDATIONen_US
dc.subject.otherPOPULATIONen_US
dc.subject.otherPOPULUSen_US
dc.subject.otherEXCLUSIONen_US
dc.subject.otherREGULATIONen_US
dc.titleFormicidae-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.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/54403/1/2839.pdfen_US
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dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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