“Wall-papering” and elaborate nest architecture in the ponerine antHarpegnathos saltator

@article{Peeters2005WallpaperingAE,
  title={“Wall-papering” and elaborate nest architecture in the ponerine antHarpegnathos saltator},
  author={Christian Peeters and Bert Hölldobler and Mark W. Moffett and T. M. Musthak Ali},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2005},
  volume={41},
  pages={211-218}
}
SummaryExcavation of 18 nests ofHarpegnathos saltator from southern India revealed an unusually complex architecture for a ponerine ant. The inhabited chambers are not deep in the ground. The uppermost chamber is protected by a thick vaulted roof, on the outside of which is an intervening space serving as isolation from the surrounding soil. In large colonies, the vaulted roof is extended into a shell which encloses several superimposed chambers. Little openings, which may be encircled by… 

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