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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Carpenter ant; Hymenopceca; larvae; labial gland; silk gland; salivary gland

Abstract

The morphology of the labial gland system of mature larvae of Camponotus pennsylvanicus is described. Regions of the labial gland system (gland tubes, reservoirs, thin and thick portions of the paired ducts, and common duct) were examined with electron microscopy, and a comparison of organelle and cell morphology was made. The gland tubes secrete silk which is stored in the reservoirs. The final water and/ or ion content of the secretion may be modified by the paired ducts and common duct.

Publication Date

March 1986

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

93

Issue

1

First Page

16

Last Page

20

Copyright

© Copyright 1986 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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