3-ethyl-2,5-dimethylpyrazine, the trail pheromone from the venom gland of eight species of Myrmica ants
Comparative study of the dufour gland secretions of workers of four species of Myrmica ants
Some Physiological and Ethological Effects of Nicotine; Studies on the Ant Myrmica sabuleti as a Biological Model
The present work brings so some new information about this important alkaloid and shows, once more, that ants could be used as biological models, for a first, not expensive step of a more general, biological or medical study.
GSM 900 MHz radiation inhibits ants' association between food sites and encountered cues
- M. Cammaerts, P. De Doncker, Xavier Patris, F. Bellens, Zoheir Rachidi, D. Cammaerts
- BiologyElectromagnetic Biology and Medicine
- 27 April 2012
The kinetics of the acquisition and loss of the use of olfactory and visual cues were previously obtained in six experimental colonies of the ant Myrmica sabuleti meinert 1861, and experiments were conducted on six other naive identical colonies under electromagnetic radiation similar to those surrounding GSM and communication masts.
Food recruitment strategies of the ants Myrmica sabuleti and Myrmica ruginodis
Home-range marking and territorial marking in Cataglyphis cursor (hymenoptera, formicidae)
Territorial marking in the ant Myrmica rubra L. (Formicidae)
Food collection and response to pheromones in an ant species exposed to electromagnetic radiation
- M. Cammaerts, Zoheir Rachidi, F. Bellens, P. De Doncker
- Environmental ScienceElectromagnetic Biology and Medicine
- 26 August 2013
Ants became unable to return to their nest and recruit congeners when exposed to electromagnetic waves, therefore, the number of ants collecting food increases only slightly and slowly, and after 180 h of exposure, their colonies deteriorated.
Ants can be used as bio-indicators to reveal biological effects of electromagnetic waves from some wireless apparatus
A fast and easy test on ants – these insects being used as a biological model – for revealing the effect of wireless equipments like mobile phones, smartphones, digital enhanced cordless telephone (DECT) phones, WiFi routers and so on is designed and validated.
Effect of Short-Term GSM Radiation at Representative Levels in Society on a Biological Model: The Ant Myrmica sabuleti
Well-controlled electromagnetic exposure conditions were set up at a representative societal GSM radiation intensity level, 1.5 V/m, which is the legally allowed level in Brussels, and ants could be considered as possible bioindicators.