Luiza Carla Barbosa Martins

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An understanding of the internal morphology of the ant mandible is important in explaining the relationship between the exocrine system and the behavioral and phylogenetic characteristics of different subfamilies of Formicidae. In this study, we investigated the occurrence of intramandibular glands in ants from the Ponerini (Ponerinae) and Attini(More)
Individual recognition (IR) has been demonstrated in some Pachycondyla ants. The maintenance of such memories is challenged when queens are separated for the few hours of forage (attenuation) or when they are simultaneously interacting with conspecifics in a reduced space, that is, the nest (interference). By quantifying the level of aggression among(More)
Products of exocrine glands modulate the behavior of social in sects. Among the exocrine glands, the function of intramandibular glands has not been well characterized in social Hymenoptera. To study the effects of exocrine gland secretions on the behavior of the ant, Neoponera villosa, identification of cuticular and intramandibular gland compounds was(More)
Intramandibular glands have been poorly studied in polymorphic ants, where the differences between castes were unsufficiently scrutinized. Leaf-cutting ants possess one of the most complex systems of communication and labor division, which is polymorphic well as age polyethism, and makes them an ideal model for the study of intramandibular glands. This(More)
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