Experimentally induced circular dominance relationships in a polygynous Polistes (Polistes dominulus Christ) wasp colony

@article{Gervet2005ExperimentallyIC,
  title={Experimentally induced circular dominance relationships in a polygynous Polistes (Polistes dominulus Christ) wasp colony},
  author={Jacques Gervet and Laurent Blanc and Michel Pratte and S. Semenoff Tian-Chansky},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={2005},
  volume={49},
  pages={599-604}
}
Circular dominance relationships were set up in polygynous Polistes wasp colonies at the pre-emergence phase, by making use of the effects of priority of residence. The results are discussed in relation to various models which have been proposed to explain social dominance.