A quantitative threshold for nest-mate recognition in a paper social wasp

@article{Cini2009AQT,
  title={A quantitative threshold for nest-mate recognition in a paper social wasp},
  author={Alessandro Cini and Letizia Gioli and Rita Cervo},
  journal={Biology Letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={5},
  pages={459 - 461}
}
Nest-mate recognition is fundamental for protecting social insect colonies from intrusion threats such as predators or social parasites. The aggression of resident females towards intruders is mediated by their cuticular semiochemicals. A positive relation between the amount of cues and responses has been widely assumed and often taken for granted, even though direct tests have not been carried out. This hypothesis has important consequences, since it is the basis for the chemical… CONTINUE READING

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