Pre-imaginal experience and nestmate brood recognition in the carpenter ant, Camponotus floridanus

@article{Carlin1989PreimaginalEA,
  title={Pre-imaginal experience and nestmate brood recognition in the carpenter ant, Camponotus floridanus},
  author={N. Carlin and Peter H. Schwartz},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1989},
  volume={38},
  pages={89-95}
}
  • N. Carlin, Peter H. Schwartz
  • Published 1989
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract Worker larve of the carpenter ant were reared from the first instar to pupation in the presence of workers and pupae from a foreign colony. Following metamorphosis to adulthood, they were transferred to a group of workers and pupae from a different colony. When offered a pupa from each colony at 5–7 days post-emergence, the experimental workers preferentially licked pupae of the colony with which they were familiarized during larval experience. At later ages, they exhibited no… CONTINUE READING
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