Brood raiding and the population dynamics of founding and incipient colonies of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta

@article{Tschinkel1992BroodRA,
  title={Brood raiding and the population dynamics of founding and incipient colonies of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta},
  author={Walter R. Tschinkel},
  journal={Ecological Entomology},
  year={1992},
  volume={17}
}
Abstract. 1. One of the first activities of minim workers in incipient fire ant nests is mutual brood raiding, the amalgamation of nests through the reciprocal stealing of brood and defection of workers. 
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