Nestmate recognition in social wasps: the origin and acquisition of recognition odours

@article{Gamboa1986NestmateRI,
  title={Nestmate recognition in social wasps: the origin and acquisition of recognition odours},
  author={George J. Gamboa and H. Kern Reeve and I. Deanna Ferguson and Tracy L. Wacker},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1986},
  volume={34},
  pages={685-695}
}
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