Inter-nest Relationship in the Indonesian Ant, Myrmecina sp. A with some Considerations for the Evolution of Unicoloniality in Ants.

  title={Inter-nest Relationship in the Indonesian Ant, Myrmecina sp. A with some Considerations for the Evolution of Unicoloniality in Ants.},
  author={Kazuki Tsuji and Kyohsuke Ohkawara and Fuminori Ito},
We studied the nest distribution pattern, the inter-nest relationship, and egg-laying ability of workers in the Indonesian myrmicine ant Myrmecina sp. A. This rare species has recently attracted biologists” attention by their peculiar symbiosis with a mite. The ant was locally quite dominant and occupied about 80% of the ant nests within a 10 × 10m-study plot on the floor of the secondary forest in the Botanical Garden of Bogor. We conclude that the local population of M. sp. A consisted of an… 

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