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Explaining the Abundance of Ants in Lowland Tropical Rainforest Canopies
The extraordinary abundance of ants in tropical rainforest canopies has led to speculation that numerous arboreal ant taxa feed principally as “herbivores” of plant and insect exudates. Based onExpand
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Liquid-feeding performances of ants (Formicidae): ecological and evolutionary implications
Disparities in liquid-feeding performances of major ant taxa have likely been important to resource partitioning among ants, to the nature and composition of ant partnerships with plants andExpand
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Colony-level macronutrient regulation in ants: mechanisms, hoarding and associated costs
Social and nonsocial organisms both require a suite of nutrients in correct amounts and ratios to promote growth and fitness, but the nutrient profiles of available foods are rarely optimal. NutrientExpand
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Nutritional and functional biology of exudate‐feeding ants
Feeding extensively on plant exudates and honeydews, many tropical arboreal ant species exhibit δ15N values characteristic of herbivores. Consistent with hypothesized herbivory, these taxa behave inExpand
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Effects of Imidacloprid and Varroa destructor on survival and health of European honey bees, Apis mellifera
There has been growing concern over declines in populations of honey bees and other pollinators which are a vital part to our food security. It is imperative to identify factors responsible forExpand
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Macronutrient Regulation in the Tropical Terrestrial Ant Ectatomma ruidum (Formicidae): A Field Study in Costa Rica
Using the geometric framework for the first time in a field study of ant nutritional biology, we show that Ectatomma ruidum colonies actively regulate protein–carbohydrate intake, self-selecting aExpand
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The Tropical Ant Mosaic in a Primary Bornean Rain Forest
In primary lowland rain forest in Brunei Darussalam, we studied arboreal ant communities to evaluate whether densities and spacing of spatially territorial taxa along 2.9 km of well-studied trailsExpand
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Macronutrient regulation in the Rasberry crazy ant (Nylanderia sp. nr. pubens)
Animals grow and optimize performance when they collect foods in amounts and ratios that best meet their species-specific nutritional requirements. For eusocial organisms like ants, where only aExpand
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The Dynamics of Deformed Wing Virus Concentration and Host Defensive Gene Expression after Varroa Mite Parasitism in Honey Bees, Apis mellifera
The synergistic interactions between the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor and Deformed wing virus (DWV) lead to the reduction in lifespan of the European honey bee Apis mellifera and often haveExpand
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Genetics and physiology of Varroa mites.
  • J. Evans, S. Cook
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current opinion in insect science
  • 1 April 2018
Varroa destructor is the primary biological threat to domesticated honey bee colonies in much of the world, impacting host fitness both directly and by transmitting RNA viruses. Genomic, proteomic,Expand
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