An absence of aggression between non-nestmates in the bull ant Myrmecia nigriceps

@article{Wilgenburg2007AnAO,
  title={An absence of aggression between non-nestmates in the bull ant Myrmecia nigriceps},
  author={Ellen van Wilgenburg and Susie Dang and Amy-Louise Forti and Tessa J. Koumoundouros and Anna Ly and Mark A. Elgar},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2007},
  volume={94},
  pages={787-790}
}
The ability of social insects to discriminate against non-nestmates is vital for maintaining colony integrity, and in most social insect species, individuals act aggressively towards non-nestmates that intrude into their nest. Our experimental field data revealed that intra-colony aggression in the primitive bulldog ant Myrmecia nigriceps is negligible; our series of bioassays revealed no significant difference in the occurrence of aggression in trials involving workers from the same, a close… 

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