logo

Video encyclopedia

Trophallaxis

2:49

What Is Trophallaxis?/ Curr. Biol., Dec. 18, 2017 (Vol. 27, Issue 24)

2:33

Trophallaxis

2:41

What is TROPHALLAXIS? What does TROPHALLAXIS mean? TROPHALLAXIS meaning & explanation

0:41

Trophallaxis, bees feeding each other

0:21

Trophallaxis in bees

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. Along with nutrients, trophallaxis can involve the transfer of molecules such as pheromones, organisms such as symbionts, and information to serve as a form of communication. Trophallaxis is most highly developed in social insects such as ants, termites, wasps and bees.
    Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
    • Etymology 

    • Evolutionary significance 

    • Invertebrates 

    • Vertebrates