mother colony

moth·er col·o·ny

a colony which gives rise to a secondary colony (a daughter colony), the latter growing on the surface of the former; the mother colony is larger than the daughter colony, and the characteristics of the colonies may differ.
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Despite these challenges, from its inception through the first decade of the 20th century, New Iceland was an important destination for Icelandic immigrants and served as a mother colony that spawned other settlements in Canada and the United States.
urticae were collected from ornamentals grown at Saltillo Coahuila, Mexico to establish a mother colony (stock colony) on bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.; Fabales: Fabaceae) leaves inside a Biotronette environmental chamber at 25 [+ or -] 2[degrees]C, 60-70 RH and 12:12 h L:D.
These mated females were kept under the same environmental conditions as the mother colony, and 1 female per disc was an experimental unit.
The larvae were released from the common cloacal aperture of their mother colony. The larval trunk was about 0.5 mm long and uniformly deep yellow due to the cyanobacterial symbionts (Fig.
In the laboratory, the tadpole-like larvae stopped swimming within 5 min after their release from the mother colony and began metamorphosis, absorbing their tails.
Swarms of honey bees split off from their mother colony and go house-hunting, looking for a secure cavity in a tree or elsewhere that will make a good home for the new colony.
Unlike Apis, new colonies of stingless bees depend entirely for weeks or months upon the mother colony. Thus, a new colony is usually very close to the old one, with workers bringing back and forth nesting materials and food (Michener 2000).
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Kitts became known as the "Mother Colony of the Caribbean." From here British settlers sailed to Antigua, Barbuda, Tortola, and Montserrat, and the French sent colonizing expeditions to Martinique, Guadeloupe, St.
The idea instigated by Pickett's friend, the noted African-American agriculturalist George Washington Carver's soil analysis, was to have the new settlements raise items that the mother colony could not produce on its own soil.
(1) Appendix 1 of the Katz and Lehr text contains a helpful list of all the Hutterite colonies in North America organized by province/state, year of establishment, mother colony and leut affiliation.
While gathering this data the colony's date of establishment and the name of its mother colony were also sought.