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Activity of flour beetles (Tribolium confusum) in the presence of feces from rats infected with rat tapeworm (Hymenolepis diminuta)Download
We studied the attraction of flour beetles (Tribolium confusum) to feces from rats infected with the rat tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta. Beetles were either fed or fasted prior to each trial. During trials, beetles were tested. singly or in groups and offered a choice (i) between natural baits...
Populations of a host species may exhibit different assemblages of parasites and other symbionts. The loss of certain species of symbionts (lineage sorting, or ‘‘missing-the-boat’’) is a mechanism by which geographical variation in symbiont assemblages can arise. We studied feather mites and lice...