Nest exchange experiments in Polistes gallicus (L.) (Hymenoptera Vespidae).

  title={Nest exchange experiments in Polistes gallicus (L.) (Hymenoptera Vespidae).},
  author={R. Cervo and S. Turillazzi},
  journal={Ethology Ecology \& Evolution},
The technique of nest exchange was used both in the field and in the laboratory on Polistes gallicus to study the behaviour of foundresses in alien nests and the possible changes in the reproductive apparatuses of the workers emerging in the presence of foundresses other than their mother. In the field, nests built on shrubs were removed complete with their plant stems and fixed to plants where other nests had been removed. In the laboratory, foundresses were subjected to a cage exchange… Expand
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