Mechanisms of dispersed central-place foraging in polydomous colonies of the Argentine ant

@article{Holway2000MechanismsOD,
  title={Mechanisms of dispersed central-place foraging in polydomous colonies of the Argentine ant},
  author={D. Holway and T. Case},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2000},
  volume={59},
  pages={433-441}
}
  • D. Holway, T. Case
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Many species of ants occupy multiple nests, a condition known as polydomy. Because of their decentralized structure, polydomous colonies may be removed from some of the constraints associated with classic central-place foraging. We used laboratory and field experiments to assess the mechanisms involved in dispersed central-place foraging in polydomous colonies of the Argentine ant Linepithema humile, a widespread invasive species. Both in the laboratory and in the field, Argentine ants… CONTINUE READING
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