Is the mound ofFormica polyctena foerst. in orgin a simulation of a rock

@article{Brandt2004IsTM,
  title={Is the mound ofFormica polyctena foerst. in orgin a simulation of a rock},
  author={D. Brandt},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={44},
  pages={281-282}
}
  • D. Brandt
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
SummaryThe red wood antFormica polyctena builds a mound of dead vegetable material which is accumulated into a sort of loose thatch. Some taxonomic relatives ofFormica nest beneath rocks and the two nest types are closely related in a physical sense. Possibly this similarity is more than just coincidental. The hypothesis is suggested that the mound ofFormica polyctena has evolved as a simulation of a rock.