Dataset on Substrate-Borne Vibrations of Constrictotermes cyphergaster (Blattodea: Isoptera) Termites
Department of Entomology, Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa, MG 36570-900, Brazil
Department of Agronomy, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Recife PE 52171-900, Brazil
Department of Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa, MG 36570-900, Brazil
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Data 2019, 4(2), 87; https://doi.org/10.3390/data4020087
Received: 24 May 2019 / Revised: 18 June 2019 / Accepted: 18 June 2019 / Published: 19 June 2019
Here we present data on distinct stimuli as elicitors of substrate-borne vibrations performed by groups of termites belonging to the species Constrictotermes cyphergaster (Blattodea: Isoptera: Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae). The study consisted of assays where termite workers and soldiers were exposed to different airborne stimuli and the vibrations thereby elicited were captured by an accelerometer attached under the floor of the arena in which the termites were confined. A video camera was also used as a visual complement. The data provided here contribute to fill a gap currently existing in published datasets on termite communication.