Opportunist slave-making ants Myrmoxenus ravouxi discriminate different host species from a non-host species

Abstract

Slave-making ants exploit the worker force of host colonies permanently and have to make recurrent raids in order to replenish the slave’s stock. Some of these parasite species exploit different host species and few studies so far have been devoted to host species recognition mechanisms. Here, we tried to determine if opportunist slave-making ants using… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00040-012-0257-3

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