Control of brood male production in the Argentine antIridomyrmex humilis (Mayr)

@article{Passera2005ControlOB,
  title={Control of brood male production in the Argentine antIridomyrmex humilis (Mayr)},
  author={L. Passera and L. Keller and J. Suzzoni},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2005},
  volume={35},
  pages={19-33}
}
  • L. Passera, L. Keller, J. Suzzoni
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Insectes Sociaux
  • SummaryThe influence of various social factors on the production of males was investigated in the Argentine ant,Iridomyrmex humilis.In this polygynous species, the workers which are monomorphic are unable to lay reproductive eggs, so all the males are the progeny of the queens.Although male eggs appear to be laid by mated queens throughout the year, in large stock colonies males are reared periodically (every 3 or 4 months); males develop from brood taken from these colonies at any point in the… CONTINUE READING
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