Works (8)

Updated: July 5th, 2023 15:45

2014 journal article

Aphid honeydew provides a nutritionally balanced resource for incipient Argentine ant mutualists

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 95, 33–39.

By: J. Shik n, A. Kay* & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Argentine ant; invasive species; life history; Linepithema humile; mutualism; nutritional ecology
TL;DR: It is suggested that carbohydrate access generally constrains Argentine ant life history and clarifies the links between the nutritional composition of food rewards and the stability of ecologically important mutualisms. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Diet specialization in an extreme omnivore: nutritional regulation in glucose-averse German cockroaches

Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27(10), 2096–2105.

By: J. Shik n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Blattella germanica; geometric framework; nutritional ecology
MeSH headings : Adaptation, Biological / genetics; Animals; Chimera; Cockroaches / genetics; Cockroaches / physiology; Diet / veterinary; Glucose; Models, Statistical; Nutritional Requirements
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Prey handling performance facilitates competitive dominance of an invasive over native keystone ant

BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, 24(6), 1312–1319.

By: D. Bednar n, J. Shik n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Aphaenogaster rudis; Asian needle ant; discoverydominance trade-off; invasive species; Pachycondyla chinensis; Subterranean termite
TL;DR: The experimental approach using live prey to study interspecific competition can integrate evolutionary dynamics into studies of proximate behavioral factors governing species coexistence. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 review

The life history continuum hypothesis links traits of male ants with life outside the nest

[Review of ]. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 149(2), 99–109.

By: J. Shik, D. Donoso & M. Kaspari

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Towards a nutritional ecology of invasive establishment: aphid mutualists provide better fuel for incipient Argentine ant colonies than insect prey

BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, 15(4), 829–836.

By: J. Shik n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Dietary plasticity; Colony demography; Linepithema humile; Invasive species; Nutritional ecology
TL;DR: Lab experiments show that resources from aphid mutualists had greater benefits for Argentine ant propagule survival, maintenance, growth, and worker activity rates than did prey items, and when colonies were otherwise starved, supporting a hypothesis that the dietary shift from prey to honeydew is driven more by increased access to hemipterans after establishment. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Effect of Scattered and Discrete Hydramethylnon Bait Placement on the Asian Needle Ant

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 105(5), 1751–1757.

By: E. Rice n, J. Shik* & J. Silverman*

author keywords: Asian needle ant; Pachycondyla chinensis; hydramethylnon; granular bait; control
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / drug effects; Insect Control / methods; Insecticides / pharmacology; North Carolina; Pheromones / pharmacology; Pyrimidinones / pharmacology; Species Specificity; Time Factors
TL;DR: It is suggested that Maxforce Complete Granular Insect Bait can be effective in an Asian needle ant treatment program and no overall difference in ant reductions is found from the edge out to 5 m beyond the treatment zone. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Towards a general life-history model of the superorganism: predicting the survival, growth and reproduction of ant societies

Biology Letters, 8(6), 1059–1062.

By: J. Shik, C. Hou, A. Kay, M. Kaspari & J. Gillooly

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Preliminary assessment of metabolic costs of the nematode myrmeconema neotropicum on its host, the tropical ant cephalotes atratus

Journal of Parasitology, 97(5), 958–959.

By: J. Shik, M. Kaspari & S. Yanoviak

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

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