Ecological Studies of Neotropical Ant Gardens

@article{Davidson1988EcologicalSO,
  title={Ecological Studies of Neotropical Ant Gardens},
  author={D. Davidson},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={1988},
  volume={69},
  pages={1138-1152}
}
In a census taken in Peru's Manu National Park, 10 epiphytic angiosperms from seven plant families established principally on arboreal carton-ant nests. These "ant gardens" (AGs) were most often inhabited by parabiotic ants, Camponotusfemoratus and Crematogaster cf. limata parabiotica, whose polygynous and polydomous colonies fissioned to form extensive AG aggregations. AGs tended by polydomous but probably monogynous Azteca cf. traili occurred on average in smaller isolates. All three ant… Expand
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