Hidetsune Takamine

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Technomyrmex albipes makes huge polydomous colonies which consist of up to several millions of adults. In field colonies, dealate queens are rare or absent, though winged males and winged females emerge annually (synchronously) in large numbers from late may to mid June. Field and laboratory observations showed that the reproduction of established colonies(More)
Females ofTechnomyrmex albipes consist of winged queens, intercastes and workers. In established colonies, reproduction is performed by many intercastes (wingless females which have intermediate phenotypes between queen and worker characters). Dissection and morphological examination revealed that intercastes had a spermatheca, but workers did not.(More)
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