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On the similarity of the Dufour gland secretion and the cuticular hydrocarbons of some bumblebees
Abstract. There is a close correspondence in composition between the hydrocarbons of the Dufour gland and the cuticular hydrocarbons of workers of some bumblebee species. This correspondence isExpand
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Biology and evolution of social insects
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Structural and chemical ontogeny of the postpharyngeal gland in the desert ant Cataglyphis niger
Abstract. The postpharyngeal gland of Cataglyphis niger (André, 1881) workers is characterized, at the ultrastructural level, by a well‐developed smooth endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, andExpand
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LARVAL HEMOLYMPH FEEDING AND OOPHAGY : BEHAVIOR OF QUEEN AND WORKERS IN THE PRIMITIVE PONERINE ANT PRIONOPELTA KRAEPELINI (HYMENOPTERA, FORMICIDAE)
The behavior of the queen and workers in the amblyoponine ant Prionopelta kraepelini was observed and compared with th at of the queen and workers of P. amabilis. The queen fed mainly on larvalExpand
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Ultrastructural organization of the exocrine glands in ants
Ants, and social insects in general, are characterized by their very well developed exocrine system. According to their cellular arrangement, the numerous glands either belong to the epithelial type,Expand
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COLONY REPRODUCTION AND ARBOREAL LIFE IN THE PONERINE ANT GNAMPTOGENYS MENADENSIS (HYMENOPTERA : FORMICIDAE)
Gnamptogenys menadensis is an Indonesian ponerine ant that is exclusively arboreal. Foragers hunt for prey and sweet secretions on the branches and leaves of shrubs and trees, but never walk on theExpand
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Morphology and ultrastructure of the dufour's and venom gland in the ant, Myrmica rubra (L.) (Hymenoptera : Formicidae)
Abstract The morphology and fine structure of the Dufour's and venom gland, as well as their entrance into the sting, are described in the myrmicine ant, Myrmica rubra (Hymenoptera : Formicidae). TheExpand
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Worker policing in the German wasp Vespula germanica
In some ants, bees, and wasps, workers kill or "police" male eggs laid by other workers in order to maintain the reproductive primacy of the queen. Kin selection theory predicts that multiple matingExpand
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