Body size and microclimate use in Neotropical granivorous ants

@article{Kaspari1993BodySA,
  title={Body size and microclimate use in Neotropical granivorous ants},
  author={Michael Kaspari},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1993},
  volume={96},
  pages={500-507}
}
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

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