Foraging behavior as a determinant of asymmetric competitive interaction between two ant species in a tropical agroecosystem

@article{Perfecto1994ForagingBA,
  title={Foraging behavior as a determinant of asymmetric competitive interaction between two ant species in a tropical agroecosystem},
  author={Ivette Perfecto},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1994},
  volume={98},
  pages={184-192}
}
This work is concerned with elucidating competitive interactions between two neotropical ants, Solenopsis geminata and Pheidole radoszkowskii, focusing on their foraging behavior. When released from competition from P. radoszkowskii, S. geminata increased its foraging activity. On the other hand, when released from competition from S. geminata, P. radoszkowskii did not respond, demonstrating asymmetric competition between the two species. Foraging experiments showed that P. radoszkowskii is… CONTINUE READING