Dispersed central place foraging in Australian meat ants

@article{Mciver2005DispersedCP,
  title={Dispersed central place foraging in Australian meat ants},
  author={James D. Mciver},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2005},
  volume={38},
  pages={129-137}
}
  • J. Mciver
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Insectes Sociaux
SummaryAustralian meat ants often inhabit colonies with widely dispersed nest holes, and this study examines how resource is harvested and distributed in a colony ofIridomyrmex sanguineus Smith (Formicidae: Dolichoderinae). The three principal types of foragers (tenders, honeydew transporters, scavengers) exhibited nest hole fidelity, where harvested resource was consistently delivered to the same nest hole by each foraging individual. Australian meat ants thus use a harvesting system based on… Expand

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