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dc.contributor.author Walton, Alexander
dc.contributor.author Adam, Dolezal G.
dc.contributor.author Bakken, Marit A.
dc.contributor.author Toth, Amy L.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-11T11:51:43Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-11T11:51:43Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-27
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.2rh22m7
dc.identifier.citation Walton A, Adam DG, Bakken MA, Toth AL (2018) Hungry for the queen: honey bee nutritional environment affects worker pheromone response in a life-stage dependent manner. Functional Ecology, online in advance of print.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10255/dryad.191272
dc.description 1.Animal nutritional state can profoundly affect behavior, including an individual's tendency to cooperate with others. We investigated how nutritional restriction at different life stages affects cooperative behavior in a highly social species, Apis mellifera honey bees. 2.We found that nutritional restriction affects a worker's queen pheromone response, a behavioral indicator of investment in group vs. individual reproduction. Nutritional restriction at the larval stage led to reduced ovary size and increased queen pheromone response, whereas nutritional restriction at the adult stage led to reduced lipid stores and reduced queen pheromone response. 3.We argue that these differences depend upon the extent of reproductive plasticity at these life stages, and that individual worker honey bees may adjust their behavioral and physiological traits in response to nutritional stress to invest nutritional resources in either their own or their colony's reproduction. 4.These results support the role of nutritional stress in the maintenance of cooperative behavior and we suggest that historical nutritional scarcity may be an important contributor to the evolution of extreme forms of cooperation.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.2rh22m7/1
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1111/1365-2435.13222
dc.subject early life stress
dc.subject diet restriction
dc.subject ovary
dc.subject queen mandibular pheromone
dc.subject social behavior
dc.title Data from: Hungry for the queen: honey bee nutritional environment affects worker pheromone response in a life-stage dependent manner
dc.type Article
dwc.ScientificName Apis mellifera
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor Walton, Alexander R.
prism.publicationName Functional Ecology
dryad.fundingEntity 1701887@National Science Foundation (United States)

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Description TAB 2 "Experiment 1 QMP response". The observation counts of bees contacting a QMP slide, and the average proportion of individuals that contacted the slide for both diet treatments. TAB 2 "Experiment 2 QMP response". The proportion of individuals that contacted the slide QMP for all 4 diet treatments (larval, adult). TAB 3 "Experiment 2 lipids". Mass and percent lipid values for bees from all 4 diet treatments (broken down by larval and adult treatments). TAB 4 "Experiment 2 ovarioles" Ovariole counts for bees from all 4 diet treatments.
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