Circadian consequences of social organization in the ant species Camponotus compressus

@article{Sharma2004CircadianCO,
  title={Circadian consequences of social organization in the ant species Camponotus compressus},
  author={Vijay K. Sharma and Shahnaz Rahman Lone and Anubhuthi Goel and Maroli K. Chandrashekaran},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2004},
  volume={91},
  pages={386-390}
}
The locomotor activity rhythm of different castes of the ant species Camponotus compressus was monitored individually under laboratory light/dark (LD) cycles, and under continuous darkness (DD). The colony of this ant species comprises two sexual castes, the queens and the males, and three worker castes, namely the major, media, and minor workers. The virgin males and virgin queens display rhythmic activity patterns, but the mated queens were arrhythmic while laying eggs, with the rhythmicity… CONTINUE READING
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