Kin recognition in the ant Rhytidoponera confusa II. Gestalt odour

@article{Crosland1989KinRI,
  title={Kin recognition in the ant Rhytidoponera confusa II. Gestalt odour},
  author={M. W. Crosland},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1989},
  volume={37},
  pages={920-926}
}
  • M. W. Crosland
  • Published 1989
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Two models have been proposed for the transfer of genetically determined colony odour pheromones in social insects. The ‘Gestalt’ model suggests a complete transfer of pheromones amongst all nestmates whereas the ‘Individualistic’ model suggests no significant odour transfer with nestmates bearing individually distinct odours. In experiments with the ant Rhytidoponera confusa, colonies showed significantly more aggression (12% aggression) towards nestmates that had been kept in cages with non… CONTINUE READING
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