another colony of amitermes neogermanus collected, this time not in the arboretum but on the right side of the road (when walking toward cross road), so it is safe to say it is a different colony than the other. This time i found 3 soldiers (for around 50 workers), whereas i only found one in the other colonies i found (around 150 w in total)
i gave food to all of them (diet P3, mix with agar 4%, around 60%agar,40%diet)
After changing all the negative values due to imprecision of the scale to zeros, boxplots of the consumption per colony and per diet (all colony combined). The consumption is divided by the number of workers still alive when the food was given.
Data: gallery length measured every 6 days, just before changing the nest. Consumption and number of survivors are the one 3 days before (=number of survivors 3 days before the galleries are measured, and food is the one eaten in the last 3 days)
>> [r,p]=corr(Gw,Dw,’type’,’Spearman’) ## global food consumption
Survival curves of col 11 replicate 1, survival probability = nb of dead counted on the day/nb of individuals at the start