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- Wilson, Don E.; Janzen, Daniel H.
- Ecology 1972 v.53 no.5 pp. 954-959
- Coleoptera; cleaning; endocarp; forests; fruiting; larvae; natural history; nuts; oviposition; predation; probability; seeds; survival rate; Costa Rica
- ... In a test of the following hypotheses, the first was rejected and the second accepted. Rejected: (1) The farther a freshly cleaned [pile of] palm nut[s] (endocarp) is placed from a fruiting parent, the lower will be the probability of the nut[s'] being found by a bruchid. Accepted: (2) The larger the pile of freshly cleaned nuts at a site where there is no parent the more likely that it will be fo ...