Mass recruitment to nectar sources inParaponera clavata: A field study

  title={Mass recruitment to nectar sources inParaponera clavata: A field study},
  author={Michael D. Breed and Beth Bennett},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
SummaryParaponera clavata foragers employ a trail pheromone and activation within the nest to obtain mass recruitment to simulated nectar sources. Foragers leaving and returning to the nest normally follow the same path. The existence of a trail pheromone was inferred from a series of experiments in which different techniques were employed to disrupt main foraging routes. Individuals baited to simulated nectar sources were observed to drag their gasters in a distinctive fashion when returning… 

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