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Utilisation de l'espace dans un groupe de Periplaneta americana

Abstract : The spacing pattern in a bisexual group of Periplaneta americana is related to species and its social organization. Over a 24 h period, females spend 60% of their time in shelters which are on top of the experimental cage. Males spend 80 to 85% of their time outside, on top of the cage and particularly around females' shelters. Females spend some time (7%) at the bottom of the cage where they deposit oothecae. The spacing patterns revealed to be very similar in LD: 12-12 and LL. It was also interesting to notice that dominant males spend more time than subordinates in the highly attractive parts of the cage, around females' shelters and spend less time in shelters at the bottom of the cage. This spacing pattern is related to a precise knowledge of the cage topography and other individuals in the group.
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Colette Rivault. Utilisation de l'espace dans un groupe de Periplaneta americana. Behaviour, Brill Academic Publishers, 1982, 79 (2/4), pp.239-254. ⟨10.1163/156853982X00283⟩. ⟨hal-01367437⟩



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