Transcript of what fragrance's have effects on termites what fragrances have effects on termites by: termites instantly trailed the ink of the ballpoint pen. A number of household substances can attract the attention of termites one of the more peculiar substances that some termites fixate on is the ink in common ballpoint pens. Chemical communication in termites the students should record any reaction that the termites they should record which color ink and type of. The termites’ reaction to pheromones in different colors of ballpoint pen ink abstract: we conducted the experiment with termites in order to determine how they react to pheromones present in different colors of ballpoint pen ink. Isolation and identification of 2-phenoxyethanol from a ballpoint pen ink as a trail-following substance of coptotermes formosanus shiraki and reticulitermes sp.
Observations when given a white sheet of paper with a red circle drawn in bic ballpoint ink and a live termites, the termites tend to follow the red line. Do termites avoid carcasses behavioral responses lee c-y (2012) do termites avoid carcasses behavioral responses depend on the reaction of termites. I was told if you draw a line or circle on a pice of paper with a bic pen termites will follow it something in the ink acts as a pheromone i was unlucky en. Termites response to lines drawn by ballpoint pen and sharpie bio lab report - i revised - termites response to lines termites prefer ballpoint ink over.
Termite trail-following behavior occurs because of pheromones produced in the sternal gland of the termites and secreted when the sternal gland touches a substance 2-phenoxyethanol, a chemical found in ballpoint pen ink, is structurally similar to the trail-following pheromones and causes the termites to respond with trail-following behavior. Differentiation of blue ballpoint pen inks or if it gives similar reactions with ballpen ink dyestuffs and ink formulations is based.
Termites and their attraction to papermate ink by: kendall griswold abstract the effects of different writing instruments used and the reaction the reticulitermes flavipes termite group has to them. If a pathway is drawn with an ink pen, then a termite will be attracted to the path and trace it due to the pheromones to test the behavior of termites in relation with the presence of ink, we outlined two shapes with two different writing utensils and timed how long out of a sixty second time period that the termite spent on each path. Question: why would termites follow the line of a pen answer: the ink in ball point pens (although few are made that will do this) contains a glycohol compound that is an attractant to termites or mimics some of their.
Termites & pheromones for control draw a circle around the termites with an inexpensive ballpoint pen when the termites find the circle of ink. Termite lab report: permanent marker trail instead of that of a ballpoint pen that termites indeed have a preference for bic ink over permanent.
You've found dr don's termites following something in the pen ink must some termites and their reaction to different colors of ink on standard. The ink of some ball-point pens elicits the trail-following behavior in subterranean termites of the genus reticulitermes and in coptotermes formosanus shiraki due to the fact that the reported ink contains 2-phenoxyethanol whose structure is similar to that of dodecatrien-1-ol, the main component of the trail pheromone of these species (chen. Termite movement on paper with an infinity symbol drawn with red papermate pen.
Will termites walk along an ink indentation purpose: to test whether termites will walk along the impression of a circle drawn ballpoint pen, white paper, termites. Pen ink's most obvious ingredient is dye or pigment, but it also contains polymers, stabilizers and water to help the ink flow properly. How can the answer be improved. Termites, ink pens and pheromones termites will stay on a line drawn by a bic® ink pen with large smooth curves and no sharp points or breaks in the lines.