Body size and microclimate use in Neotropical granivorous ants

  title={Body size and microclimate use in Neotropical granivorous ants},
  author={Michael Kaspari},
The stability of tropical microclimates has left microclimate use by tropical species little unexplored. At La Selva Costa Rica, I related foraging activity at seed baits to humidity in two forests types. I recorded 38 and 35 ant species at seed baits in closed and open canopy forest. The microclimate 5 cm above the forest floor in the younger, Open Forest was warmer, drier, more variable, and more sensitive to current weather than in the older Closed Forest. Ant species within both forests… CONTINUE READING


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 49 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 50 references

Niche relationships in an assemblage of neotropical granivorous

  • M Kaspari
  • ants. Ph. D. Dissertation,
  • 1992
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Desiccation resistance in arboreal and terrestrial ants

  • WG Hood, WR Tschinkel
  • Physiological Entomology
  • 1990
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Complex ant-plant interactions: Pheidole as secondary dispersers and postdispersal seed predators of rain forest plants

  • DJ Levey, MM Byrne
  • Ecology
  • 1993
2 Excerpts

Small species o f a r t h ropods were mos t abundan t and diverse at the wet end o f a mois ture gradient in a Cos ta Rican dry forest ( Janzen and Schoener 1968 )

  • AN Andersen
  • 1992

Comparison of diets of two fire ant species (Hymenoptera:Formicidae): solid and liquid components

  • LE Tennant, SD Porter
  • J Entomol Sci
  • 1991
1 Excerpt

Ecology and coexistence mechanisms of tropical twig-dwelling ants

  • MM Byrne
  • M.S. University of Florida,
  • 1991

A comparison of ground and canopy leaf litter ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in a neotropical montane forest

  • JT Longino, NM Nadkarni
  • Psyche
  • 1990

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…