Ontogeny of nestmate recognition cues in the red carpenter ant (Camponotus floridanus)

  title={Ontogeny of nestmate recognition cues in the red carpenter ant (Camponotus floridanus)},
  author={L. Morel and R. K. Meer and B. Lavine},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  • L. Morel, R. K. Meer, B. Lavine
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • SummaryA combination of behavioral and chemical analyses was used to investigate the nature of nestmate recognition cues and the effects of worker age and social experience on these cues in the ant Camponotus floridanus. Five categories of workers were tested: foragers, 5-day old and 0-day old callows, 5-day old and 0-day old naive callows. Bioassays consisted of introductions of dead workers from these categories into their own colonies or into an alien colony after the following treatments: 1… CONTINUE READING

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