Young queens of the harvesting ant Messor semirufus avoid founding in places visited by conspecific workers

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_8ACAE4A361C3
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Young queens of the harvesting ant Messor semirufus avoid founding in places visited by conspecific workers
Périodique
Insectes Sociaux
Auteur(s)
Kawecki T.J.
ISSN
0020-1812
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1992
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
39
Numéro
1
Pages
113-115
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Founding queens of the seed-harvesting ant Messor semirufus (Andre) (Hymenoptera: Myrmicinae) were offered a choice between two areas: one just visited and one not visited by workers of the same species. The queens preferred to dig their nest in the area not marked by workers. This may be an adaptation to avoid exploitation competition and active destruction of the new nest by workers of large, established colonies.
Mots-clé
Ants, behaviour, competition avoidance, colony founding, olfactory cues
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