Ant nests in tank bromeliads — an example of non-specific interaction

@article{Blthgen2000AntNI,
  title={Ant nests in tank bromeliads — an example of non-specific interaction},
  author={Nico Bl{\"u}thgen and Manfred Verhaagh and William Goit{\'i}a and Nils Bl{\"u}thgen},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2000},
  volume={47},
  pages={313-316}
}
Four species of epiphytic tank bromeliads on an island in the Orinoco river in Venezuelan Amazonia were inhabited by 13 ant species from four subfamilies. None of these ant species are known as specialised plant-ants. A Monte Carlo randomisation test showed that ants were randomly distributed among host plants: (1) there was no association between particular ant species and bromeliad species, and (2) there was no vertical stratification of the ant community between bromeliads sampled on the… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 36 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 18 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 28 references

A trophic mutualism between the myrmecophytic Melastomataceae Tococa guianensis Aublet and an Azteca ant species

  • M. Cabrera, K. Jaffé
  • Ecotropicos (Soc. Venez. de Ecol.)
  • 1994
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Epiphytes in rain forests of Venezuela – diversity and dynamics of a biocenosis. In: Results of worldwide ecological studies

  • S. Engwald, V. Schmit-Neuerburg, W. Barthlott
  • Proc. 1st Symp. A.F.W. Schimper-Foundation
  • 2000
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Stratification of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in a primary rain forest in Sabah, Borneo

  • C. A. Brühl, K.E.G. Gunsalam
  • Linsenmair,
  • 1998

Ecological studies on Aechmea bracteata (Swartz) (Bromeliaceae)

  • A. Dejean, I. Olmsted
  • J. Nat. Hist
  • 1997
3 Excerpts

Randomization, Bootstrap and Monte Carlo Methods in Biology

  • B.F.J. Manley
  • 1997

Ants and Plants – an Example of Coevolution

  • P. Jolivet
  • Backhuys Publishers, Leiden,
  • 1996
1 Excerpt

Asymmetries, compartments and null interactions in an Amazonian ant-plant community

  • C. R. Fonseca
  • Ganade,
  • 1996
1 Excerpt

Practical Statistics for Field Biology

  • J. Fowler, L. Cohen
  • 1996
1 Excerpt

Tree-epiphyte-ant relationships in the low inundated forest of Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

  • A. Dejean, R.R.I. Olmsted
  • Snelling,
  • 1995

A review of the New World ants of the genus Dolichoderus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

  • W. P. MacKay
  • Sociobiology 22:
  • 1993
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…