Diet-Related Modification of Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profiles of the Argentine Ant, Linepithema humile, Diminishes Intercolony Aggression

@article{Buczkowski2005DietRelatedMO,
  title={Diet-Related Modification of Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profiles of the Argentine Ant, Linepithema humile, Diminishes Intercolony Aggression},
  author={G. Buczkowski and Ranjit Kumar and S. Suib and J. Silverman},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={31},
  pages={829-843}
}
  • G. Buczkowski, Ranjit Kumar, +1 author J. Silverman
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Chemical Ecology
  • Territorial boundaries between conspecific social insect colonies are maintained through a highly developed nestmate recognition system modulated by heritable and, in some instances, nonheritable cues. Argentine ants, Linepithema humile, use both genetic and environmentally derived cues to discriminate nestmates from nonnestmates. We explored the possibility that intraspecific aggression in the Argentine ant might diminish when colonies shared a common diet. After segregating recently field… CONTINUE READING
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