Data from: Evolution of ageing, costs of reproduction and the fecundity–longevity trade-off in eusocial insects

Blacher P, Huggins TJ, Bourke AFG

Date Published: June 8, 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.9jh21

 

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Title Data of Experiment 1
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Description This is the raw data of Experiment1. Definition of column headings: - Colony no.: identification number of the mother colonies - Worker no.: identification number of the workers - Eclosion date: eclosion date of the workers - Death date: date at which workers died - Longevity: age of the workers at death in days - Worker group: 3 groups of workers, 1 (workers that eclosed pre-queen removal/death and died pre-queen removal/death), 2 (workers that both eclosed and died post-queen removal/death) and 3 (workers that eclosed pre-queen removal/death and died post-queen removal/death) - Body size: length of the radial cell in a forewing (mm) - Longest oocyte: length of the longest visible oocyte (mm)
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Title Behaviour observed in Experiment2
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Description This is the raw data of the behaviours performed by workers during Experiment2. There are two excel sheets: one for focal workers and one for non-focal workers. Definition of column headings: - Group no.: identification number of the 3-worker groups - Treatment: social treatment applied to the workers (F+ or F-) - Worker no.: identification number of the workers
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Title Dissection data of control workers in Experiment2
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Description This is the raw data of dissections performed on control groups of workers in Experiment2. Definition of column headings: - Group no.: identification number of the 3-worker groups - Collection time: workers were collected sequentially in three time steps (15, 30 and 60 days after group establishment) - Colony no.: identification number of the mother colonies - Treatment: social treatment applied to the workers (F+ or F-) - Worker no.: identification number of the workers - Focal/Non-focal: type of worker within the group (focal or non-focal) - Mean oocyte: mean length of all eight terminal oocytes (mm) - Body size: length of the radial cell in a forewing (mm)
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Title Longevity data of Experiment2
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Description This is the raw data for workers used in the longevity experiment in Experiment2. Definition of column headings: - Group no.: identification number of the 3-worker groups - Colony no.: identification number of the mother colonies - Treatment: social treatment applied to the workers (F+ or F-) - Worker no.: identification number of the workers - Focal/Non-focal: type of worker within the group (focal or non-focal) - Eclosion date: eclosion date of the workers - Pre-starting date: date at which the non-focal workers in treatment F- were grouped in the plastic boxes - Starting date: date at which 3-worker groups were formed - Death date: date at which workers died - Longevity: age of the workers at death in days - Mean oocyte: mean length of all eight terminal oocytes (mm) - Longest oocyte: length of the longest visible oocyte (mm) - Body size: length of the radial cell in a forewing (mm)
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Title Reproduction data of Experiment2
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Description This is the raw data of the egg-laying behaviours observed in Experiment2. There are two excel sheets: “Number of scans” described the number of scans performed on workers during the interval between the first and last observed instances of egg-laying; “Worker egg-laying” described the egg-laying observations and the detailed statistical procedure used to compare the egg-laying activities. Column headings are self-explanatory.
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Blacher P, Huggins TJ, Bourke AFG (2017) Evolution of ageing, costs of reproduction and the fecundity–longevity trade-off in eusocial insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284(1858): 20170380. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.0380

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Blacher P, Huggins TJ, Bourke AFG (2017) Data from: Evolution of ageing, costs of reproduction and the fecundity–longevity trade-off in eusocial insects. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.9jh21
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