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Genetic Structure, Nestmate Recognition and Behaviour of Two Cryptic Species of the Invasive Big-Headed Ant Pheidole megacephala
Background Biological invasions are recognized as a major cause of biodiversity decline and have considerable impact on the economy and human health. The African big-headed ant Pheidole megacephalaExpand
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The predatory behaviour of a tramp ant species in its native range.
Workers of the pest ant Paratrechina longicornis participate in a type of group hunting. Each individual forages with its long antennae wide open and moves quickly (6.3 cm/s) along an erratic pathExpand
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Early growth stages and natural regeneration of Avicennia germinans (L.) Stearn in the Wouri estuarine mangroves (Douala-Cameroon).
To strengthen the regeneration and management of Cameroon's coastal ecosystems, the biological characteristics of seedlings of Avicennia germinans (L.) Stearn and associated species were analysedExpand
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Spatial distribution, size and density of nests of Myrmicaria opaciventris Emery (Formicidae, Myrmicinae)
Summary: We recorded over the course of one year the location of nests of Myrmicaria opaciventris on five sites in the region surrounding Yaoundé (Cameroon). On these sites, the colonies areExpand
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Serum Concentration of Vitamins A and E and Lipid in a Rural Population of North Cameroon
Background: Vitamin A deficiency is still a major health problem mostly affecting people in developing countries. It contributes to increased mortality and morbidity through current infection. InExpand
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Hunting strategy of a generalist ant species proposed as a biological control agent against termites
We studied the hunting behaviour of Myrmicaria opaciventris (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in order to evaluate if it can be used as a biological control agent against the termites that damage sugarcaneExpand
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The raiding success of Pheidole megacephala on other ants in both its native and introduced ranges.
We studied the behaviour of the invasive African myrmicine ant, Pheidole megacephala, when confronted with colonies of other common ant species in Cameroon, a part of its native range, and in Mexico,Expand
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Behavioural Ecology of Bark-digging Ants of the Genus Melissotarsus
In Melissotarsus beccarii and M. weissi, two ant species which damage trees by digging nest galleries in bark, we observed numerous egg-producing physogastric queens situated more than one meter fromExpand
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Influence of insecticide treatments on ant-hemiptera associations in tropical plantations.
In this survey conducted in southern Cameroon, we compared ant-Hemiptera associations on plantations treated with insecticides, on plantations 2 years after insecticide treatments ceased, and onExpand
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