proctodeal feeding

proctodeal feeding
In Isoptera, a drop of the contents of the rectal pouch being obtained from the anus of another termite; see stomodeal feeding.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • stomodeal feeding — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A mixture of salivary secretions and regurgitated intestinal contents received from another insect; see proctodeal feeding …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Trophallaxis — is the transfer of food or other fluids among members of a community through mouth to mouth (stomodeal) or anus to mouth (proctodeal) feeding. It is most highly developed in social insects such as ants, termites, wasps and bees. The word was… …   Wikipedia

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