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Abstract. 1. A survey of 202 ha of planted forest in Langdale Forest, North Yorkshire, in 1972 discovered 326 occupied and thirty-eight deserted nests of Formica lugubris Zetterstedt. The average… (More)
. 1. The acceptability of sucrose solutions to Formica lugubris Zett. in the field was tested by offering droplets of known concentrations to ants tending aphids. 2. A probit model fitted to… (More)
Abstract The time taken to transport spoil in longer tunnels significantly reduced the speed at which tunnels deeper than 8 mm were extended by single ants. The number of loads removed however was… (More)
Abstract The surface-running arthropods of a plantation (9·3 ha) of pine were sampled over two years. The activity of Formica lugubris was concentrated in an ‘ant-rich’ area within 40 m of its nests.… (More)
Perhaps the most sophisticated tools for dissecting the social structure of ants are those ants that exploit other ants. These exploiters range from ants that merely rob others to those that use… (More)